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 loacted 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

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Monks in Cyberspace and Harris Park!

IN PERSON ATTENDANCE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID LOCKDOWN. JOIN US ONLINE INSTEAD. STAY SAFE!

Program:

Join online using the link below. Session Link

Chant along using our 717 Chanting Book.

Times are in Australian Eastern Standard time, AEST UTC+10. 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


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Sutta Lovers: Sutta Nipata

This September, join a four part online series about the Sutta Nipata presented by Bhante Sujato

Dates: September 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th (4 x Sundays)

Time15:00-17:00 AEST (UTC+10)

Location: Register in advance for the Zoom sessions


Registration Link
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Jayatilleke's Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge: a 5 week course with Bhante Sujato

Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge (EBTOK) is a seminal book of Buddhist philosophy by the eminent scholar K.N. Jayatilleke. A student of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jayatilleke applied a rigorous analytical style to examine the early Buddhist approach to one of the central problems of philosophy: how we know what we know. Join Bhante Sujato for this in-depth online course for the Buddhist Library over 5 Saturday afternoons 3.00PM - 5.00PM AEST .

Please note that the original dates for this course have now been pushed back because of covid restrictions and lockdown.

Dates:

Time: 3.00PM - 5.00PM AEST


Participants should aim to attend all sessions and read the course content, a PDF version of the book can be downloaded using this linkEarly Buddhist Theory of Knowledge PDF.

Location: Online only

Register Here

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How Do We Know Things?A 2 part series with Nan Tien Institute

How can we have confidence in what we know? What methods help us have this confidence? And how we can maintain our empathy with our fellows in uncertain times? This 2 part online panel discussion series explores how to navigate the current knowledge landscape with clear sightedness, while maintaining our equilibrium. This includes awareness of the methods of knowing so we can feel secure that we will recognise:

Bhante Sujato will be a part of the second event on Saturday 2nd October.

Saturday 2nd October, 2:00-3:30pm AEST

Registration essential:

Register Here

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Rainbodhi 2021 Fundraiser: Welcoming the Rainbow

This year, Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community is raising funds to produce and distribute a booklet called Welcoming the Rainbow: A Guide to LGBTQIA+ Inclusion for Buddhists. This resource promotes awareness and understanding of diversity for Buddhists in temples, organisations and retreat centres. It introduces basic LGBTQIA+ terminology and explains practical steps Buddhist organisations can take to help make Buddhist spaces more safe and welcoming for LGBTQIA+ people. Written by Rainbodhi founder, Bhante Akāliko and filled with gorgeous illustrations by Venerable Yodha, the booklet was made with input from LGBTQIA+ Buddhists from around the world.


Check out Rainbodhi's fundraiser page for more information and help us spread a message of love and compasion for all beings.

Donate Now

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.