Santi Forest Monastery – 100 Coalmines Rd, Bundanoon NSW 2578
Access by Car & Train (with Pickup available at Bundanoon train station upon arrangement)
Live-in retreat style. Food and accommodation near Santi FM is included.
6 day: 25 – 30 May
Just to cover accommodation, food and expenses.
About the teacher
Ajahn Jamnian (also spelled Ajahn Jumnien, Ajahn Jumnian, or Ajahn Jumean) is a Theravada Thai Buddhist monk and Dhamma teacher in the Thai Forest Tradition. Ajahn Jamnian teaches in a unique style teaching drawing directly from the Suttas (the teachings of the Buddha) and giving practical examples from his personal experience. He teaches with a spirit of joy, laughter, and lightness of heart by a Buddhist meditation master.
About the Retreat
This retreat suits both beginners and advanced practitioners. This is not a silent retreat with intensive sitting meditation but you will be cultivating wisdom through listening to Luang Por Jamnian’s teachings. Luang Por Jamnian employs various traditional and non-traditional Vipassana techniques, all of which point back to seeing the changing, unsatisfactory, and impersonal nature of all that arises. The formal practice will emphasise standing and walking meditation as being especially conducive to cultivating insights rather than mental stillness. There will also be personal interview sessions.
Read more about what his students have described his teaching style, click here:
Other retreat details
The retreat venue
Santi Forest Monastery is a Buddhist Nuns’ Monastery. It is set in the rugged bush ravines of the Southern Highlands of New South Wales and is adjacent to the stunning Morton National Park.
Most of the retreatants will be staying at Bundanoon Motel at night while travel to and stay at Santi FM during the day time. The benefit of staying at Bundanoon motel is the warmth and comfort of the motel while staying at the monastery will give you a real retreat experience.
How to get there:
By car via motorways or freeways
It takes about 2-hour drive from Sydney or Canberra.
One of the best choices of transport is by a scenic train called NSW TrainLink. There will be a train that arrive at Bundanoon station at 9.05 AM of the start date and leave Bundanoon station at 19.35 PM of the last day. The train took about 2 hours. Click here to book the recommended train tickets.
What to expect
Here are some of his past retreat attendees share their experiences about Ajahn Jamiens retreat.