Retreat Sept 1st-3rd 2023

Dear Everyone, 

Thank you for being a part of our beautiful spring retreat, and teachings on the Seven Factors of Enlightenment. 
Venerable Phra Mana, the monks and volunteers hope you all enjoyed your stay at Sunnataram Forest Monastery, and we all thank you for your kind help in cleaning and gardening. We love to hear your comments and feedback, so please feel free to email.
I have attached the group photo and soon we will have other photos on the website.
And please let me know if anyone would like a copy of the Chanting Book.
With much metta,

Hello dear Kim, 

I absolutely loved this retreat after 13 years was so lovely to come back  and see it all, was etched in my memory and now a new version of the memory , Thankyou so much , the crew working behind the scenes and the lovely monks. Came back getting it all a little more and also felt t like I had learned much in the 13 years I was away. I actually felt like I achieved the calmness during meditation that everyone talks about and the key was in the sitting position…..on the Sunday morning . I redeemed myself after falling asleep during the sat evening meditiation quite a few times after a big day ! 

Thankyou again , 


Hi Kim,


Thanks for your email and the photo.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to attend the retreat.  It was a wonderful experience!!!

Extremely well organised and with expert teaching.

I would love a copy of the Chanting Book – will you email the copy or post it out?

If it’s posted, please let me know how much it costs, I’ll deposit the money, and send my address.

I look forward to coming along to another retreat and the Sunday lunch in the future.

Many thanks to you, the monks, and the volunteers.


Kind Regards,



Thank you, Kim, for the photo and the kind words.


It was bittersweet for me to attend the retreat, knowing that my opportunities to attend future retreats, being so far distant, will be very constrained. However, I feel grateful that I was able to come along this time and enjoy the marvelous opportunities and atmosphere that only Sunnataram can offer. 


Many thanks to you, to Phra Mama and the monks and to my fellow retreatants for making it such a happy and rewarding experience.


With love and thanks,



Hi Kim,


Thank you for your email and the group photo. Words will not be enough to express gratitude for how much effort the volunteers put into welcoming us. I feel very blessed to be a part of the retreat and the life lessons learnt there are well received.


The beautiful gardens and the location are perfect for the meditation and it was amazing to see how well they were maintained.


I would be very much interested to attend the next one available if that’s ok. Would you please let me know the next available date please.


Thank you again! :)


Best regards,