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Kathina on the 18 th of November

Dear friends of Santi,

Again, we would like to invite you to celebrate with us one of the largest events in a Buddhist monastery’s calendar: the Kathina, or robe offering ceremony.

Program for Sunday, the 18 th of November:

  •  5:00 am   Meditation for early arrivals, followed by 6:00 am chanting and 6:30 am breakfast;
  •  9:30 am   Arrival at Santi Forest Monastery;
  • 10:00 am  Dhamma talk given by monastics;
  • 11:00 am  Offering of meal dana to the Sangha, followed by lunch for everyone (all are welcome to bring a dish of food);
  • 12:30 pm  Robe offering ceremony with blessings from the Sangha and Paritta chanting;
  •  2:00 pm   End of the ceremony.

In the morning or after the program feel free to have a bush walk, go to the big cave and meditate, or visit the waterfall in the adjacent national park, or stay on the grounds for tea and a chat with the monastics.

We welcome you and hope you will have a wonderful day at Santi. We are looking forward to meeting you here and rejoice in your goodness and friendship.


For those friends who come and join us for the grand day’s preparations on the day before (Saturday the 17 th), we have tea time at 6:00 pm and evening meditation at 7:00 pm. Next morning we will be there for group meditation at 5:00 am. We’ll have a short chanting before breakfast and then we’ll start the preparations of the event.



AGM for members at 2:30 pm.

please note:

‘Members of Santi Forest Monastery Incorporated are  people who have requested to be members and are approved by both the committee and the spiritual director. There are currently about 30 members on a list  kept by the committee. Only members can vote at an Annual General Meeting and stand for the committee. The committee has five members and is the legal body that manages the Incorporated Association and it has its own constitution. Anyone can ask for a copy of the constitution”

Stupa project – a powerpoint presentation

Dear friends,

Joyful greetings to you as the Vassa draws to a close. We are grateful for the opportunity for meditation that we have had during the past few months.

Now we turn our thoughts to the preparations for the upcoming Kathina and want to update you on our endeavours. Please click on the link below.

Stupa project


the Santi Nuns


if you would like to sponsor some plants, please click on the link to see what is needed to have A Maintenance And Erosion Free Garden at Santi

Santi Kathina will be Sunday 18 November 2012

Santi Sangha entering Vassa August 2012

Kathina is an offering festival held in the last month of the Rains Retreat (Vassa) calender to give the laity an opportunity to support the Sangha in a joyous spirit of generosity.

Kathina originally means the frame where cloth is spread to make robes for Buddhist monks & nuns. This comes down as a tradition where the four basic requisites for monastics (foods, robes, shelter and medicines) are formally offered to the Sangha before they travel after three months in residence for the Vassa.

This year, Santi community will hold Kathina ceremony on 18th of November 2012. (This is a change from a previous tentative date.)

All are welcome to come!