Rains Retreat (Vassa) 2017

      Summer 2017 will see Sunyata host its inaugural Vassa, or Rains Retreat. The Vassa is an annual three-month period of monastic retreat which has been observed since the time of the Buddha. Traditionally, monks and nuns remain in one place during this time, taking the opportunity to deepen and strengthen their practice.…

Monastery Period Begins

Monday 4th July saw the start of the monastery period here at the Centre. From the 4th through to the 27th July, Sunyata will be run as a monastery, led by resident monastic(s) . The centre will be open for people to visit and/or stay in residence during that time and be part of the resident…