Bhante Sujato lives at Lokanta Vihara, the “Monastery at the End of the World”. The vihara is located on the lands of the traditional owners, the Burramattagal people of the Darug nation, in Harris Park, Sydney. We pay our respects to Darug elders past, present, and emerging.
|Mon–Fri||11am, cnr. Wigram + Marion St., Harris Park|
|Sat/Sun||No set almsround|
Join Bhante Sujato for a regular Friday night session of meditation and teaching. This is a hybrid event. Join us in person or online.
Location: Harris Park Community Centre, 11 Albion St, Harris Park
Time: 7:00pm AEST (UTC+10)
Join online using the link below. Session Link
Chant along using our 717 Chanting Book.
Times are in Australian Eastern Daylight time, AEDT UTC+11. Use the time converter to to access your time zone.
Our friend Nellie has been recording our Monks in Cyberspace sessions, so you can catch up on her Berrywood site.
Join our Signal chat group, Friends till the End, to hear what we are up to and interact with other community members. You'll need to install the signal app if you don't have it already.
Bhante Akaliko will be moving on from Lokanta Vihara in July 2022. He will spend the annual three month Rains Retreat in northern Thailand and afterwards travel through Singapore and Malaysia to connect with communities there and do som eteaching. When he returns to Australia, Bhante Akaliko will spend some time as a wandering monk whilst focussing on his next project, Little Dust, which aims to bring the Dhamma to regional areas across Australia.
Find out more about Little Dust below. Little Dust
See the calendar for detailed events listing.
At the Monastery at the End of the World we try to be simple, frugal, and content. The little we have is second-hand where possible; either donated or rescued from cast-offs. We rely on the kindness of others, going on alms-round (piṇḍapāta) in our local community for our only meal of the day.
Contact Lokanta Vihara:
On weekdays, Bhante Sujato walks for alms-food in the local area (piṇḍapāta). Come along and put some food in the bowl!
Monday to Fridays only. Corner of Wigram and Marion streets, Harris Park, outside the Post Office around 11:00am.
Almsround is a tradition that dates back to the time of the Buddha. Piṇḍapāta is not begging. The monks simply walk or stand silently and receive what is offered.
What should I offer?
In Thailand they say, “whatever you want to eat in heaven”! Anything offered is accepted with gratitude.
Is there anything I should not offer?
Money! We just accept food for the daily meal.
Do I have to bring a full meal?
Nope. Usually there are several people offering, so any small amount is appeciated.
But I can’t cook!
We’re in Little India, so there are plenty of options to buy food locally.
Are the monks vegetarian?
Yes, we are.
Not really, but chocolate gives Bhante Sujato a migraine. 😢
What happens if there’s too much?
We share any extra food with our local community center. Harris Park has many low-income earners, so there are, sadly, always people who don’t have enough to eat.
On weekends, the sangha are happy to accept invitations from our lay community who wish to offer a meal at their homes. For more information, please contact email@example.com Please note that the roster is often booked far in adavance.
The monastery and the work of the monks is supported by an informal network of Dhamma friends. You can support Lokanta Vihara by offering to help with rent and utilities by contacting Deepika Weerakoon, firstname.lastname@example.org. The monks do not accept any money directly.