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Anagarika Precept Ceremony at Santi

P1070487The Community of Santi Forest Monastery is delighted to welcome Anagarika Thilina.

Her Anagarika Precept Ceremony took place on Saturday 15th November amongst many other visiting senior Sangha members. We are also expecting three more Theravadin nuns to join us shortly. (We are growing .... !!!!!)


We have had a wonderful stay at Santi Forest monastery. There has been a wonderful exchange of traditions and experience. It is so wonderful to find people who wish to live in simplicity and kindness and whom are prepared to share their home with lay friends and monastics alike. Chi Kwan Sunim is an Australian Korean Zen nun who has been a nun for over 30 years. If there is a Rivendell, this is it!

- Ayya Yeshe Chodron (


Extra Requirements for Visitors During Bushfire Season

During the bushfire season between November and the end of April bring a long-sleeved cotton shirt with high collar and long, heavy cotton trousers (jeans are fine) and sturdy leather shoes with fire-proof soles.
Short term overnight lay guests may be asked to leave during periods of Extreme Fire Danger. It would therefore be very helpful for non-local guests to have alternative accommodation during the fire season.
There are instructions in all accommodation rooms and kutis regarding daily and emergency procedures for Bushfire Safety and Emergency Survival. Please read and follow all these instructions.
Please also read the Fire Information for Visitors on this website.

No incense or candles are to be lit anywhere on Monastery property during Fire Season.
No Smoking at any time.