Forest Work & Gardening

COVID-19 (updated 14 August)

All gardening and forest work involving volunteers is cancelled until further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Limited parts of the monastery are now open to visitors from 10.30am to 1.30pm. 


If you do come to the monastery, in order to safeguard both the residential community and visitors against COVID-19, we ask everyone to do the following:


  • If you are feeling unwell, please 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 and hand-washing facilities as provided.

  • Do not enter any building apart from the Dhamma Hall and designated toilets.

  • Wear a face covering, at least while in the Dhamma Hall.

  • If you have offerings you wish to make, please take them to the area outside the kitchen where they will be gratefully received. We will not be able to receive offerings in the Dhamma Hall.

  • Do not wander out of the designated areas.

  • We are currently unable to provide mats and cushions to sit on in the Dhamma Hall. Please feel free to bring your own.

  • At present we are unable to share food with outside visitors at the meal time. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and eat it within designated areas of the monastery grounds.

  • Lastly, please enjoy your time here at Cittaviveka!

It may become necessary to make adjustments to our COVID-19 safety protocols, therefore we suggest that people keep up-to-date by checking this website frequently.

With gratitude and very good wishes,

Ajahn Ahimsako

Abbot – Cittaviveka Monastery