Vesak Celebration

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Santi Forest Monastery would like to say “Sadhu” to all those you joined us in our celebration of the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinibbana of the Buddha – Vesak.


Etta vata ca amhehi Sambhatam punya sampadam Whatever merits which we have thus acquired Sabbe Satta anumodantu sabba sampatti siddhiya May all beings partake of it. May it contribute greatly to their happiness.







Come and join us for the Vesak Celebration on Saturday, May 17th.

The program for the day will begin at 10:30am with Rice pindapata and offering of dana to the Sangha. After lunch, everyone is invited to offer flowers and candles to the Buddha in the Big Cave. This will be followed by a short meditation, chanting and sharing of merits.chanting flowers stupa



MITRA conference 3/4 May 2014

Group Discount Special Offer

Dear Friends

As a valued friend to the Mitra Conference, we want you to be able to share your happiness when you come with your friends. As a special offer we are giving you a Group Discount when you register as a group of four or more people. All you need to do is simply fill out a form with your friends’ details and we will give you entry to the conference at a discounted group rate.

To do this simply follow these steps:
1. Open up this online form
2. Enter the details of four of your friends
3. The secret Group Discount Promo code will be revealed to you
4. Tell your friends to register and pay online individually using the promo code at
5. Come to the conference!

Am I able to register more than four friends to the group discount?
Yes! After you receive the promo code, simply share the with the extra friends so that they will be able to use it when they register online to get their tickets.

This offer avaliable for online registrations only. For all the details visit

Read on for more info about the conference.

Less than 10 sleeps away until the Mitra Conference 2014!

We, the volunteer conference team has been working day and night (and sometimes even in our sleep) to bring you the best program lineup we can in the two weeks time on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May. To share our excitement, we will give you a sneak peak.

Have you packed your toothbrush?

While preparing for the conference over the Easter long weekend, we’ve also been reflecting on this year’s theme ‘Destination Mindfulness’. Whenever we embark on a new journey, we get a rush of excitement as we take a step into the unknown.

This year’s travel itinerary include:

Mindfulness and the Digital Age - Ven. Sujato
What is this Mind? Know I, No Me, I Know - H.E. Aenpo Kyabgon Rinpoche
Creating Authentic and Compassionate Relationships - Ven. Thubten Chodron
Psychology Meets Buddhism - Ven. Guo Jun
Panel: Spiritual Balance in a Competitive World - Sarah Napthali, Ven. Huifeng, Ven. Dhammadaasa & Ven. Sujato

Wherever this journey may lead you, we hope that it will bring you insight with on this lifetime adventure. Click here for the full program details

Destination what? Breakout sessions and Workshops

On both days of the conference, we will have breakout group discussion time where you can pick a topic that interests you. Just like being on a tour, you have 12 locations (topics) to choose from, including Destination Nirvana, Destination Urban Mindfulness, Destination Self-Compassion, Destination Forgiveness and Destination Emptiness.

An experienced tour guide (workshop facilitator) will be at each Destination, sharing their insights about each place, answering questions and much more. Tour guides include Sarah Napali, author of Buddhism for Mothers, Ven. Thubten Chodron and Ven. Huifeng. Each breakout group has a limited number of participants allowed so make sure you come early to lock in your favourite session.

Group Discount special offer

So if you are a little more excited about the conference, we wanted to make this easier for you to bring your friends. Fill out the online form they can all get the group discount rate on their tickets. For any questions please email us at

With Loving Kindness

The Mitra Conference Team