Monthly Archives: September 2011

1st International Bhikkhuni Day at Santi: Saturday 17th September

Honouring and celebrating Bhikkunis and Laywomen: an initiative of the Alliance for Bhikkhunis

Meditation Circle LogoCelebrate with us! Become a part of the expanding circle supporting bhikkhunis. Once a year, we pay respect to the Bhikkhuni Sangha and acknowledge its essential role in preserving the dhamma. We remember prominent bhikkhunis and their unique achievements. We also honor all of our women teachers, including our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters. Join in a day of giving and receiving, of listening and sharing.

The celebrations at Santi will begin at 12.30pm. If you wish to join us for lunch, please arrive a little before 11am and bring a vegetarian dish to share.

There will also be group meditation at 7pm in the Sala.



Jhanathon 2011 Fundraiser

Jhanathon is a novel and engaging, annual fundraising activity for Santi Forest Monastery. Start 2012 peacefully meditating at Santi.

Participation involves an all night meditation sit (6pm-6am), and is a great way to bring members of the wider Santi community together, raise funds for the monastery and promote the practice of meditation.

Details of registration and sponsorship will be out soon. Check the Jhanathon website below for updates.

Jhanathon-night will be held on Saturday the 31 December 2011.

For more information see

All donations over $2 are tax deductable and go towards the building fund. Registrations are now open.