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For directions to the Hermitage, click here.

Vimokkharam does not offer retreat or residential opportunities for visitors.

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Visiting Times

Open between 10.00am - 1.00pm every day.

Other times by appointment; please visit the Contact page.

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Rains' Retreat

Asalha Puja, Wednesday 13th July from 7.30pm to after midnight


Nightly chanting, Thursday 14th July to Monday 10th October from 7.30 to 9.00 pm

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Meditation & Dhamma Discussion

Sundays 4.00 - 6.00pm (daylight savings);

3.00 - 5.00pm (winter hours)

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Pindapata is the monastic practice of walking through a town or village to collect alms food, as observed by Theravada Buddhist monks, and especially forest monks, who have gone forth from ‘home life’ to ‘homelessness’. Monks at Vimokkharam follow a vow to uphold this practise every day that they intend to eat. Anyone with a generous or faithful heart is welcome to make food offerings into the monks’ bowls.

Those wishing to offer food into the monks’ bowls should be at the Kallista Shops at 9.45am or at the Hermitage site (29 Perrins Creek Road, Kallista) at 10.00am.

Garden Working Bees

3rd Sunday of the month

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