Change of Mealtime to 11:30

With the change to British Summer Time on Sunday 26 March 2017, the Sangha will have their meal at 11.30 am.

If you are bringing food to offer to the Sangha, please aim to arrive by 11.15 am.


Maintenance Manager Vacancy

We are seeking applications for the position of Maintenance Manager at Chithurst Buddhist Monastery.


2½ – 3 days per week, starting in April/May 2017.


Responsibilities will include: managing the annual maintenance budget; seeking quotes and co-ordinating building and maintenance projects and repair works with external contractors or volunteers; giving regular feedback to the maintenance committee. Remuneration to be agreed.


Candidates should be computer literate and have some experience in overseeing maintenance projects. If you would like to make a long-term commitment to an established Buddhist Monastery and believe you can communicate well with a wide range of lay people and monastics, please send your CV and/or covering letter to Sam Ford, Chair of Maintenance Committee before the end of March. Or for further details about the vacancy or any enquiries, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Special Events Winter/Spring 2017

31st Dec - New Year’s Eve vigil - Midnight circumambulation of the Stupa


1st Jan - Precepts and Resolution Ceremony (3 pm in the Dhamma Hall)

There will be a lay person available from 2 pm to explain the ceremony

to newcomers.


6th Jan to 30th March - The community is on Winter Retreat –

Visitors are welcome to attend teachings and meditations: 

Saturday evening meditation and talks continue as usual

and guided meditation on the first Sunday of the month.


16th Jan - L.P. Chah Memorial Day - Late night meditation vigil

11th Feb - Magha Puja - Late night meditation vigil


7th May - Vesak Celebration


10th May – Vesak Full Moon Day - Late night meditation vigil


11th June - 11th International Thod Pah Pa





Lay Forums

Sundays 2.00pm in the reception room

  • 2nd April
  • 14th May
  • 4th June
  • 2nd July


Garden Days

Beginning in April—Every Sunday

Any help appreciated

Meet at the workshop 1.30pm


Forest Work Days

Meet at the workshop 1.30 pm

  • 23rd April
  • 28th May
  • 25th June 

Forest Work Week

  • 22nd-29th July

(Contact Paul Bruce 07766900622 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

if you are interested 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 three months, after which we are likely to recycle accumulated items.