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Full house

Not long ago I thought that we would be living here in Santi with 3 nuns and some lay people visiting once in a while.

Reality is by far different, amazing and wonderful. We are presently 6 monastics staying here, one more Bhikkhuni coming in January and friends arranging their affairs at home to leave everything behind to come back to Santi to take ordination. Who would have thought that we would be booked out…

Laypeople are coming for meditation practice for short term or longer retreats and others are just coming for a day to offer food for us monastics and to enjoy the forest.

The trust and and joy of people who come or stay here is creating a beautiful atmosphere, so much so that even on a foggy day like this the forest seems bright.


Metta Retreat 2011

Bhante Sujato will be teaching a Metta Retreat again this Easter.
Reserve a place in your diary now for the the only retreat that Bhante will give this year in NSW.
Easter/Anzac Day holidays coincide this year enabling an extra long retreat.
The venue is the Quest for Life centre in Bundanoon. This lovely, peaceful and comfortable venue close to Santi Monastery gives retreatants the chance to visit or even spend a night or two at the monastery before or after the retreat. For more details and hardcopy of registration form download the brochure: metta retreat flyer 2011

Retreat Payment and Registration

Deadline for registration and payment is 21 March 2011
To register for the Metta Retreat 2011 please read all of the instructions carefully FIRST. Then follow the instructions for payment below and then fill in the online form at the bottom of this post.

For payment EITHER:

Send a check for $440 (including GST) payable to Santi forest Monastery Inc. to:

Santi Metta Retreat
PO Box 132, Bundanoon
NSW 2578


Make a direct deposit to:

Account Name: Santi Forest Monastery Inc.
BSB Number: 012-739
Account Number: 3488-68601
Bank: ANZ Bank 

322-324 Argyle St., Moss Vale, NSW, 2577

For online deposits: please write your name and “Retreat” in the space for “description” so we know that this deposit is for your retreat registration and is not  a regular donation. Mark the box on the Metta Retreat Form below – paid online so that we know you have paid.

Important: For online deposit (direct deposit) please post us a copy of your deposit slip.

We will acknowledge your registration only after we receive your check/money order or deposit slip or we have other proof of your online deposit.

If you are interested in sponsoring a Sangha member for the retreat (fully or partially) please contact santioffice@gmail.com.