New Years Eve

All are welcome to participate in our annual midnight vigil and circumambulation of the Stupa on 31st December.

Feel free to arrive any time before 11pm.

There will be the meditation, chanting and Dhamma talk from 7.30 - 9.30pm.

New Year Precepts and Resolution Ceremony

On 1 January, at 3pm, we have the Precepts and Resolution Ceremony at Chithurst Buddhist Monastery.

There will be a lay supporter available from 2pm to explain the ceremony to newcomers.

Precept Ceremony for Jamie


On Sunday, December 15th, 9:45am in the Dhamma Hall, Jamie Gorman will take the Anagarika Precepts. For the next year Jamie will commit himself to training under the 8 Precepts, taking his first step towards monastic life.


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 one month, after which we are likely to recycle accumulated items.

Activities in November/December

Lay Forum – The next forum is on 1st December, starting at 2 pm. The discussion is then thrown open to the whole group for about 45 minutes and then the Sangha member might answer any questions or queries. Tea will be served at about 4 pm. Everybody is welcome.

Forest Work Month - 10th–30th  November. For more Information on the Forest Work Month contact forest{at}

Garden Days – People who would like to help with gardening and tidying the monastery grounds feel welcome to join us ANY Sunday afternoon. Meet at the workshop 1.30 pm.

New Years Eve Vigil & Precepts and Resolution Ceremony - on 31st December.

For more activities in later months see Participating.