Temporary closure

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Temporary closure due to a case of Covid-19 Unfortunately the monastery needs to enter a period of quarantine because of a newly-arrived lay guest having a positive test for Covid-19. It is not clear how the situation will develop, however, as most of us have not had contact with the infected person, it should be […]

An Outline of Buddhism

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A GREAT VARIETY of forms of religious practice are associated with the word ‘Buddhism’. However, they all take Siddhattha Gotama, who lived and taught in northern India some 2,500 years ago, as their source or inspiration. It was he who in historical times became known as the ‘Buddha’- that is ‘the Awakened One’, one who […]

Other resources

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    This is a portal to the monasteries associated with Ven. Ajahn Chah and includes ebooks and audio files, in various languages.   Website of the Italian Buddhist Union.     Saddha is managed by friends of Santacittarama, and contains material especially useful for lay practitioners.