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May 15, 2021

Grand Opening Ceremony at Vimokkharam on Saturday, 30th April 2022.

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May 4, 2022

Dear Friends and Supporters of Vimokkharam, Fresh off our well-attended 'Grand Opening' celebration, there are a number of updates I would like to share...

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Mar 13, 2022

Dear Friends and Supporters of Vimokkharam, When I arrived here over five years ago, Vimokkharam was in a coma. There had been many discussions...

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Feb 13, 2022

Dear Friends and Supporters of Vimokkharam, Just a quick announcement to let people know that the hermitage will be closed to visitors this Tuesday...

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Feb 4, 2022

Dear Friends and Supporters of Vimokkharam, Happy Chinese New Year to everyone! One of my Ajahns in Thailand was once giving a Dhamma talk and...

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Jun 17, 2021

Dear Friends and Supporters of Vimokkharam, I hope everyone has been keeping healthy and safe. These last few weeks on lockdown have been...

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Apr 2, 2021

As the weather is getting cooler here and we head into April, I am pleased to announce that we have now officially passed inspections for...

Feb 21, 2021

This is a video showing the progress of the building project in the last few months. Gratitude to Nalanda Robson for producing the video...

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Feb 3, 2021

Today (3rd February) is Ajahn Sao Memorial Day. Ajahn Sao is the teacher and friend of Ajahn Mun, who together inspired the great...

Jan 15, 2021

New Year observance at Vimokkharam on Friday, 1st January 2021

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Jan 15, 2021

Dear Friends and Supporters of Vimokkharam, Tomorrow (16th January 2021) will be the 29th anniversary of the passing of Luang Por Chah...

Dec 16, 2020

Community Robe Offering on 13th December 2020.

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Dec 2, 2020

Please find the Annual Financial Statement for 2020 for Vimokkharam Forest Hermitage below.

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Nov 7, 2020

After months of obstacles and problems, we managed to pass our first five inspections for our temple rebuilding. On November 6th, we had...

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Nov 7, 2020

On Saturday, October 3rd, a simple end of the rains' retreat Robe Offering Ceremony, or 'Pha Pah Samaggi' was held in a 'drive-through'...

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Sep 22, 2020

On September 7th, 2020, due to the ongoing lockdown in the state of Victoria and the progress being made with the building project, an...

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Sep 13, 2020

On June 27th, a large group of supporters mostly from our Thai community came together on a cold Sunday morning with 700kg of gravel,...

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Sep 12, 2020

In 2018, we celebrated Vesak May 20th at the Sherbrooke Family and Children's Centre in Upwey. About 70 people joined together in faith...

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Sep 11, 2020

Over the weekend of March 17-18th, the Thai community held a large Culture and Food Festival at Federation Square in the CBD of...

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Sep 10, 2020

A quite large group of friends joined us in spending our last hours of 2017 and our first hour of 2018 together. We finished the old year...

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Sep 9, 2020

On Monday, November 13th 2017 we had a visit from a dozen members of the Bandar Utama Buddhist Society (BUBS) from Kuala Lumpur as they...

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Sep 8, 2020

As part of the exceptional kindness and support we are receiving from Tan Ajahn Dtun, he has cast a new Buddha-rūpa for Vimokkharam. The ceremony was held on...