For directions to the Hermitage, click here.

The Hermitage is open and operational.

In accordance with current Victorian health and safety protocols, all visitors will be required to wear a mask, and to sign in with their details upon visiting the premises.

Our building project is making good progress, but we are still outdoors and so warm clothing is a must.

Please pay attention to any signs at the bottom of the driveway as there will be regular occasions where visitors will need to park below and walk up as there is a surplus of traffic and vehicles from the builders already


Evening Chanting & Meditation

Over the Pansah (Rains Retreat), we will hope to open our doors to our friends to join us in Evening Chanting every night from Wednesday 28th July until Thursday October 21st.

The chanting will begin at 7.30pm and then we will continue to meditate until 9pm each and every night.


Visiting Times

Between 10.00am - 1.00pm every day.

Other times by appointment; please visit the Contact page.


Meditation & Dhamma Discussion

Sundays 4.00 - 6.00pm (daylight savings);

3.00 - 5.00pm (winter hours)



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

1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday of the month.