Photo of two monks, Bhante Sujato and Bhante Akaliko, at the Lokanta Vihara.

Bhante Sujato and Bhante Akāliko live 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. At Lokanta Vihara, we explore what it means to follow the Buddha’s teachings in an era of climate change, globalised consumerism, and political turmoil.

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Regular Friday Night Teachings Now In Person and Online

Poster with galaxy in background and text reading monks in cyberspace friday nights 7pm.

Friday Night Teachings: Monks in Cyberspace online and in-person at Harris Park

Join the monks of Lokanta Vihara for a hybrid online and in-person session every Friday. Registration is essential for attending in-person and places are limited due to covid-16 requirements at the venue.

Register to Attend

Program:

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.

Missed a Talk?

Our friend Nellie has been recording our Monks in Cyberspace sessions, so you can catch up on her Berrywood site.


Upcoming Events


Similes of the Buddha: Visualising the Dhamma.

Presented by the Association of Engaged Buddhists.

The Buddha employed a rich repertoire of similes in his teaching to convey complex concepts in simple, everyday terms that everyone could understand. Join Bhante Akāliko for this visual Dhamma exploration of imagery from the suttas, with similes that are profound, meaningful and still relatable even today. Discover how we can utilise these images in our meditation and daily life to help improve our understanding of the Dhamma.

Date:Thursday 9th December, 7:30–9:00 pm AEDT (UTC+11)

Online event. Use the link and info below to join: Meeting ID: 985 1050 0274 Passcode: 645945

Zoom link

Lokanta Vihara Calendar of Events

See the calendar for detailed events listing. The monks teach regularly at various venues around Sydney.

Calendar of Events

Who are we?

Bhantes Sujato and Akāliko are Australian Buddhist monks, ordained in the Thai lineage of Theravada Buddhism.

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.

The monks offer an ongoing series of talks and events that will challenge and inspire you to think in new ways about your Dhamma practice.

Contact Lokanta Vihara:
lokanta.vihara@gmail.com



Almsround and House Dana Invitations

Photo of Bhante Sujato and Bhante Akaliko on almsround in Harris Park.

Piṇḍapāta

On weekdays, the monks go walking for alms-food in the local area (piṇḍapāta). Come along and put some food in the monks’ bowls.

Monday to Fridays only. Meet on the 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. It helps to develop contentedness and humility in the monks, and generosity and service for the people offering. Any extra food is shared with the local Community Center on Albion Street, where it is distributed to local people who cannot feed themselves and their family.

House Dana Invitations

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 meditateasy@gmail.com Please note that the roster is often booked far in adavance.

Supporting Lokanta Vihara

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, meditateasy@gmail.com. The monks do not accept any money directly.