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Upcoming Retreat

Dear friends and supporters of Santi,

We are happy to inform you and hope for your understanding that for the month of May (30 April - 05 June) a wonderful opportunity has arisen for our Santi community. We are taking this time off for an intensive in-house meditation retreat. Hence our program has to change and we hope for your support. Unless there is an urgent matter the nuns will not be available for after dana discussion in the library; however, we envisage a short Dhamma desana after lunch clean up (or possibly just before).

Please be aware that the monastic and the lay community are on intensive retreat, and please keep noble silence whenever possible. Thank you for supporting our practice in this way, also.

Basic time frame for lunch time activities:

Monastic Dana and Anumodana 11.00
Lunch for everyone 11.30 - 12.00
Communal clean-up 12.00 - 12.30
Dhamma Desana about 12.30

We ask you to leave quietly thereafter.

We will be a community of about 8 monastics and 5 resident lay-people.

This much needed retreat is only possible through your ongoing generosity and we are truly most grateful for your support during this time. We hope that the benefits gained through our practice will also flow onto you.

Please be aware that the above schedule replaces our daily routine as on the web for the time of retreat (no public meditation and talk Wednesday and Saturday etc.)

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.