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Sangha of female monastics is growing beautifully

Some of the monastics staying at Santi are missing from this picture. 10 nuns and one young monk are here presently. The male novice, Samanera Nandiya, whom we called ‘the honorary nun’, left for Bodhinyana Monastery in Perth and will hopefully receive full ordination as a Bhikkhu with Ajahn Brahm soon.

We are amazed that the young men, the monk and Nandiya, have been happy to stay under leadership of a woman and receive teaching from a female teacher. This is not too common among monks. We and our female lay guests are happy to see that this is possible! Many of the women who visit for a meditation retreat, especially the Asian women, tell me during the daily interview how healing it is for them to see this happen.
Santi might not be able to host and support so many monastics on the long run, but as long as we can we will, with great joy!

Thank you, friends, for your support.

Dana at Santi during Rains Retreat (Vassa) 2012

After Bhante’s departure, Santi’s programs will continue unchanged, including the annual rains retreat.

The rains retreat this year starts on the 3rd of  August and ends on 30th October 2012.

If you would like to bring dana during vassa please take a look at our calendar for dates with no dana offers.  For the first two weeks (3rd Aug to 17th Aug)  we plan an intensive silent meditation and we would very much appreciate your help in bringing cooked food during this period.

You may choose to bring dana to the monastery yourself or if you are very busy but would still like to contribute you can call local businesses that will take orders and deliver to Santi. Some of these places are: Chinese restaurant 4883 6368 ; Bundanoon Deli 4883 6062;  or you can try others who are listed on this website.  Santi’s address is 100 coalmines Rd. Bundanoon.

On average there will be 10 people during this Vassa, which includes 5 Monastics and lay people.

Thank you sincerely for your help during this time.

much metta!

Acts of generosity lead to joy.
Joy leads to peace,
Peace leads to insight,
Insight leads to Liberation.

Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu

The Kitchen, Santi FM.


A New Car

NOTE: Sadhu! Great thanks to Hung and Nga who have offered the funds for the new vehicle. The generosity of people never ceases to amaze. May they always rejoice in their good deeds! And again: Sadhu!

Dear Santi supporters,

For the last several years our main monastery vehicle has been our Mitsubishi Delica. It’s served us well, bringing us to and from Sydney, Canberra, and elsewhere, and as it is 4WD it can cope with the rough bush tracks at the monastery. However, increasing mileage and maintenance costs mean that its days are numbered.

We’d like to upgrade to a newer model Delica, so that we can continue to serve our community as in the past. If you’d like to help, you can donate to the monastery General Account. You can donate online here, or for other means of payment see our donations page.

If you do donate for this purpose to our General Account, please send us an email letting us know the details, so we can keep track.

Note that donations to the tax-deductible Building Fund cannot be used for a vehicle. The General Account is not tax-deductible.

If you have any questions, please contact us Santi.