The monastery is now closed to visitors and we are closed to guests coming to stay for the time being during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you are looking for online resources to help support you in this difficult time we suggest that you take a look at the website of Amaravati, our main monastery: www.amaravati.org They have an extensive library of free Dhamma talks, books, guided meditations and chanting which you can download. If you would like a hard copy of a particular book, many of these are also available on request from us or from Amaravati. Amaravati are also posting videos of Dhamma talks online at: https://vimeo.com/amaravativideo
The Aruna Ratanagiei monastery is also live streaming a short evening puja of meditation and chanting at 7pm daily, go to https://ratanagiri.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a03d97c16671a65f517a328a&id=04a6fe800c&e=734ec636ed For those of you who may be concerned or wondering about how we are doing at the moment, we are in the fortunate position of being in a lovely location, and although the accommodation is full it is also fairly spacious. There are four lay people living with us for the indefinite future, who are able to prepare food, and if necessary make a visit to shops etc. So far we are all well, and we are used to self-isolation.
If you would like to offer supplies or a meal dana, it is possible to deliver these, however you will not be able to come inside or stay. If possible please phone us on 01404 891251 or email prior to coming. As we expect that far fewer people will be coming to the monastery than usual, and getting groceries delivered is now difficult, we think that it will be necessary for one of the lay residents to go once a week or so to shop for requisites. So an alternative way to offer dana or to support the monastery during this time would be to make a financial offering, which can be done online or by cheque - please see details in the Contributing section. If you would like to dedicate an offering on a particular day or for a particular reason, please let us know.
Thank you for your support and understanding during these testing times. May all beings be well.