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. Also, the resident community is presently on our annual winter retreat, which ends on the 31st of March 2021. 

Long-term guests (at least 6 months) and those interested in taking up monastic training could be considered. Contact, making sure that you read 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 weekly live-streamed evening pujas, 7pm BST each Saturday during the winter retreat.
(6 days a week pujas might resume after the retreat.)


Thu, 04 Mar
Annual Winter Retreat
Fri, 05 Mar
Annual Winter Retreat
Sat, 06 Mar
Annual Winter Retreat
Waning Moon
19:00Live-streaming Evening Puja at -
Sun, 07 Mar
Annual Winter Retreat
17:30No Beginners' Meditation Class until further notice
Mon, 08 Mar
Annual Winter Retreat
Tue, 09 Mar
Annual Winter Retreat
Wed, 10 Mar
Annual Winter Retreat


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