aruna ratanagiri

harnham buddhist monastery

Aruna Ratanagiri: Harnham Buddhist Monastery is a Theravada Buddhist community on the border of England and Scotland. The abbot, Ajahn Munindo, received bhikkhu precepts from the late Venerable Ajahn Chah of Wat Nong Pah Pong in North-East Thailand in 1976. Aruna Ratanagiri currently has facilities for up to approximately twelve residents and an adjacent lay guest facility known as Kusala House.

Regrettably, due to the current pandemic, the monastery is presently not open to the public.

For those interested in staying, we would consider people who are fully vaccinated (2 jabs), long-term guests (approx. 4 weeks), and those interested in taking up monastic training

Applicants from overseas will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis but are less likely to be offered a stay due to current quarantine requirements upon arrival in the UK. 

Contact and kindly provide-up front the information requested in the Visiting and Staying page before emailing us.

Refer to ANNOUNCEMENTS for up-to-date details. For those who wish to listen to a Dhamma talk, please visit our talks page

You are most welcome to join our live-streamed evening pujas, 7pm BST, 6 days a week.


Tue, 22 Jun
19:00Live-streaming Evening Puja at
Wed, 23 Jun
19:00Live-streaming Evening Puja at
Thu, 24 Jun
Full Moon
19:00Live-streaming Evening Puja at
Fri, 25 Jun
19:00Live-streaming Evening Puja at
Sat, 26 Jun
19:00Live-streaming Evening Puja at
Sun, 27 Jun
19:00Live-streaming Evening Puja at


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