A day retreat with Ajahn Karuniko

Sunday 22nd September 2019

The Pavilion
Portswood Residents’ Gardens

Abbotts Way, Southampton, SO17 1QU


The Theravada Group of the Hampshire Buddhist Society warmly welcomes you to a day retreat
led by Ajahn Karuniko, the Abbot of Chithurst Buddhist Monastery.

The purpose of the day is to become better acquainted with key aspects of the Buddha’s teaching
through the practice of meditation. The day will be suitable for newcomers as well as established meditators. The day will consist of dhamma teaching from Ajahn Karuniko, sitting & walking meditation and also an opportunity to ask questions. Please bring your contribution to a ‘pot-luck’ vegetarian shared lunch. Tea, coffee and water will be provided.

Chairs will be available, but you might like to bring your own meditation cushion. There is no fixed charge for this retreat, but there will be a bowl available for contributions towards the cost of the day, including a gift to Chithurst Buddhist monastery.

If you are interested in attending, then please book your place by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Special Events Summer / Autumn 2019

  • 16th July – Asalha Puja Full Moon Meditation Vigil
  • 13th  Oct. – Pavarana Day (End of Vassa) Full Moon Meditation Vigil
  • 3rd Nov. – Kathina (Information will be sent out in Sept.)

Lay Forums

Sundays 2.00 pm in the reception room

  • 4th August
  • 1st September
  • 6th October
  • 10th November
  • 1st December 

Forest Work Days

Sundays 1.30pm

Meet at the workshop 

  • 25th August
  • 22nd  September
  • 20th October

Forest Work Month

   9th – 29th Nov. (for more Information on the Forest Work Month please contact the monastery)

Garden Days

Every Sunday – Meet at the workshop 1.30 pm (any help appreciated)

Ongoing Dhamma Teachings:

Dhamma Hall:

  • Saturday Evening 7.30pm – Dhamma Talk
  • Sunday Evening 7.30pm – Guided Meditation 

Rocana Vihara (Nuns):

There will be a Dhamma Talk on most Tuesday evenings from July onwards when Ajahn Cittapala is in residence.

Midnight Vigils:

During the Vassa there will be midnight meditation vigils on the new and full moons. All 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 one month, after which we are likely to recycle accumulated items.