The Nuns of Santi Forest Monastery warmly welcome you to our special program on the 9th of February.
Māgha Pūjā or Four-Fold Assembly Day commemorates the full moon of February when the Buddha gave a summary of the teachings to a group of 1250 enlightened beings who had gathered on that day of practice and observance.
The full moon of February is also remembered as the lunar anniversary of the final passing away (Parinibbāna) of several early members of the Bhikkhunī Saṅgha. Writing on this can be found on dhammadharini.net here.
You are welcome to bring a dish of food to share.
10:30 Rice alms round (opportunity to participate in the ancient tradition of alms round by putting rice in the nun’s bowls)
1:00 Dhamma Talk and meditation in Hall
2:00 Circumambulation of Stupa followed by Meditation Cave tour
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Dear Friend of Santi Forest Monastery,
We are very appreciative of your generous and continued support for Theravada bhikkhunis. The Buddha envisioned the bhikkhuni sangha as part of his four-fold sangha for the wholesome establishment of Dhamma in society.
Santi Forest Monastery is one of the few monasteries in the western world that provides supportive conditions for our fledgling Theravada bhikkhuni sangha to flourish.
Santi is a not-for-profit Buddhist organisation run solely by donations. Santi also provides the facilities for guests to visit, study and practice the teachings of the Buddha.
The Monastery continues to receive generous food donations and lay support. Currently, our greater need is financial support for regular monthly expenses such as tools, hardware, gas, transport, fuel, electricity, insurance, and medical and dental expenses for monastics.
At present one of the best ways to show your support is by committing to a regular donation by bank transfer.
Any support is greatly valued.
Santi Forest Monastery Committee
As well as practicing to extinguish the internal fires of greed, hatred and delusion – as Santi borders onto Morton National Park, external bushfires are also a risk for the monastery.
As such, the NSW RFS (New South Wales Rural Fire Service) has recently visited Santi on several occasions.
Their visits have included consult and advice regarding the monastery’s Bush Fire Plan along with key existing facilities and familiarising themselves with the property in case of a bushfire emergency.