Nuns' Schedule for Vassa 2017

Dates for Tuesday Talks at Aloka Shrine-Room

from August - November 2017:


22nd and 29th August;

26th September; 3rd,

10th and 31st October (this one most likely by Ajahn Candasiri);

7th November.


Puja and meditation will start at 7:30 PM, followed by the talk.



Dates for Dana for the Nuns at Rocana Vihara

on Thursdays from August - November 2017:


10th*, 17th, 24th, 31st August;

7th*, 14th, 28th September;

12th, 19th, 26th October;

2nd, 9th November.


Usually the dana is offered from 11 am onwards and there will be an opportunity to have a dhamma conversation after the meal. On days marked with an asterix, Anagarikaa Sutissa will welcome the supporters, while Ajahn Cittapala will receive the dana silently and then leave afterwards, as she will be on solitary retreat.


In October, Sister Kittinyani plans to be here as well. On Thursday 2nd November, Ajahn Candasiri plans to be present for the dana and after the meal.

Special Events Summer/Autumn 2017

Asalha Puja 

8th July—Asalha Puja Full Moon Meditation Vigil


Pavarana Day 

5th October—Pavarana Day (End of Vassa Full Moon Meditation Vigil)



22nd October—Kathina (Information will be sent out in September)



Lay Forums

Sundays 2.00pm in the reception room

  •  6th August
  • 3rd September
  • 8th October
  • 5th November
  • 3rd December


Garden Days

Every Sunday

Meet at the workshop 1.30pm

Any help appreciated


Forest Work Days 

Meet at the workshop 1.30 pm

  • 27th August
  • 24th September
  • 17th December


Forest Work Month*

  • 4th-24th November


For more information on the Forest Work Month contact the monastery on 01730 814986 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Ongoing Dhamma Teachings:

Dhamma Hall:

Saturday Evening 7:30 pm – Dhamma Talk

Sunday Evening 7:30 pm – Guided Meditation


Rocana Vihara (Nuns):

There will be a Dhamma Talk on most Tuesday evenings:

from 28th July to 10th November when Ajahn Cittapala is in residence. 


Midnight Vigils: During the Vassa there will be midnight meditation vigils on the new and full moons. All are welcome to join.

Lost property

Please contact us if you think you might have left something at the monastery. It is our policy to keep lost property in store for a maximum of three months, after which we are likely to recycle accumulated items.