Welcome to Dhammatthala Nuns Vihara

Ayya Santacārī Bhikkhunī, a Buddhist nun in the Theravadan tradition has come to live in Christies Beach, south of Adelaide in South Australia. We regularly invite other nuns to visit and stay with us.

Ayya Santacārī hosts meditation, Dhamma talks and Dhamma discussions in the lovely peaceful shrine room and garden space throughout the week.  For those who have already learned to meditate, sitting practice times are also offered. You can see the schedule here.

Ayya Santacārī is supported by the Buddhist Society of South Australia  and the Adelaide Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara. Together with their help and the help of many other groups and individuals, including her mother, Joanna, a Nun’s vihara has been developed in the garden at the rear of Joanna’s house. Our long term goals are to build a community of nuns, a community of lay people and a forest monastery for the nuns.