visiting and staying - latest updates


Latest  update: 14/05/2022

Contact guestmaster@ratanagiri.org.uk to ask to stay, providing up-front the information requested in the Visiting and Staying page. Also, please make sure to read our incoming guest policy below which applies to everybody coming to the monastery.

Incoming guests policy

To facilitate a variety of age groups and vulnerabilities, all overnight guests, regardless of their vaccination status, are still recommended to take a lateral flow test before entering the monastery’s buildings, including our guesthouse. All other incoming guests (e.g. day visitors) are asked to wear a mask inside all the monastic buildings, e.g. the Dhamma hall, kitchen area, reception room and the guesthouse. Day visitors do not have to wear a mask in our outdoor facilities, e.g. gardens and the lake.
If you have had any COVID-symptoms within the last 7 days or were in close contact with somebody who tested positive or showed any symptoms, please postpone your visit to the monastery.
We feel that these measures represent an adequate level of safety and trust that everyone will make responsible decisions based on their circumstances. But please bear in mind that we cannot guarantee total isolation or complete safety from getting COVID-19 and that you are visiting Aruna Ratanagiri at your own risk

Retreats

So far formal retreats are cancelled for 2022 and might resume later. Please check regularly our retreats page, or subscribe to our newsletter to be kept informed.

Day visits

Visiting the monastery for the day is now possible again, e.g. for participating in the meal, for Puja or visiting the monastery in the afternoon. Please keep in mind the incoming guests policy mentioned above, e.g. wearing a mask in all indoor-areas.