For directions to the Hermitage, click here.

With the state of our still inadequate facilities and the explosion of 'omicron' Covid cases in Australia these days, we will not be holding our usual public chanting and meditation on New Year's Eve this year to bring in the new year. We will be open as usual to visitors who wish to come up on the morning of January 1st to start the new year with dāna, sīla and Dhamma discussion, however.


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.