Establish mindfulness on knowing only the mind.  Evil arises at the mind.
Good arises at the mind. Good and bad arise at the mind, heaven and Nibbāna arise at the mind. They don’t arise anywhere else.

Luang Por Waen Suciṇṇo

ให้กำหนดสติรู้จิตเพียงอย่างเดียว บาปมันเกิดที่จิต บุญมันเกิดที่จิต ดีชั่วเกิดที่จิต สวรรค์นิพพานเกิดที่จิต มันไม่ได้เกิดที่อื่น

หลวงปู่แหวน สุจิณฺโณ

Vimokkharam is a Theravāda Buddhist Monastery of the Thai forest tradition situated near the village of Kallista in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, Australia.

Established in 1998, the Hermitage is an Associated Monastery in the tradition and teachings of the late Ajahn Chah.  
The Hermitage is a place of practice and residence for monastics with the shared intention of freedom from all mental suffering. It is open to visitors who wish to visit a place where there is the opportunity to develop mindfulness and explore the spiritual teachings of the Buddha, and to contribute to the life of the community.

Hermitage Activities

See the Visiting and Upcoming Events pages for more information.

Please wear face masks and observe social distancing.

Latest News
Building Sponsorship

With the new Hermitage building taking shape, the committee of Vimokkharam would like to invite people to direct any building donations towards sponsoring materials for the roof, walls and floor of the Hermitage.

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Fundraising Progress

As of May 29th, 2021, we have received $1,275,717 of our target total of $1,533,000!


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