Visiting for the Day
COVID-19 INFORMATION (Updated on 12 January)
The monastery is currently open to visitors from 10am until 4.30pm. The midday meal offering is at 10.30am. Visitors will be allowed to enter and remain in the Dhamma Hall during these opening hours. Apart from toilet facilities, no other buildings will be accessible to visitors. For more information, please visit our Announcements page.
Other changes that we have recently made are that meditation mats and cushions are now provided for use by visitors. Lastly, on Saturdays and Sundays we will be sharing the midday meal food offerings with day visitors. From Monday through Friday, if you wish to bring your own picnic lunch, please feel free to find a comfortable place outdoors in our gardens to enjoy your meal.
If you wish to drop something off at other times, there is a contact phone number posted at the front drive. Please ring us and we'll come and meet you to receive your offerings.
Due to the configuration of our buildings, we continue to have concerns for the safety and physical wellbeing for both visitors and residents, so apart from the Dhamma Hall, all indoor spaces are closed to the public.
Last year we increased our presence on the Internet by live-streaming certain events. The monastery will be offering Guided Meditation livestreams every Wednesday from 7.30-8.30pm. We also intend to live-stream the Lunar Observance Night Dhamma talk, on the full and new moons. Please visit the monastery YouTube channel to link to this weekly livestream event and/or to subscribe.
If you do come to the monastery to visit or make an offering, in order to safeguard both the resident community and visitors against COVID-19, we ask everyone to please do the following:
If you are feeling unwell, do not come to the monastery.
Practise ‘social distancing’ of at least 2 meters between members of different households at all times.
Use hand gel as provided.
Do not enter any building apart from the Dhamma Hall and designated toilets.
Wear a face covering while inside the Dhamma Hall, or while standing near anyone outside of your household or bubble.
If you have offerings you wish to make, please take them to the tent outside the kitchen, where they will be gratefully received.
Do not wander out of the designated areas.
Adjustments to our COVID-19 safety protocols will be made from time to time, therefore we suggest that people keep up-to-date by checking this website frequently.
We greatly appreciate your understanding and send all of our best wishes for your health and wellbeing.
With gratitude and very good wishes,
Abbot – Cittaviveka Monastery