Monastery COVID-19 Update

Amaravati WebmasterNews

Although the UK government has announced that places of worship could open for ‘individual prayer’ from June 15th, under the current guidelines, communal activities are still not permitted. 

Due to the communal nature of our monastery and lifestyle, we would like to let supporters and visitors know that the Amaravati Temple and Grounds will remain closed to visitors at least until the end of July.

If circumstances allow, we anticipate being able to welcome visitors for limited hours around the time of the daily meal ceremony, starting in August. We would also be looking to have a booking system in place for people wishing to make a meal offering, especially in memory of loved ones.  

We will make further announcements via the website closer to the time. 

As announced previously, there are now no residential retreats or overnight stays scheduled until November. For details of regular online teachings available at this time, please see the Events Calendar on our website

Offering Dāna and making deliveries while the monastery remains closed

  • There is a table for deliveries and dāna by the back gate. You are welcome to leave your offerings there, together with any dedications to be read out at the meal blessing. 
  • During this time, it is more helpful to bring groceries and pre-packaged goods instead of cooked food.
  • The back gate is usually opened at 6.30 am and locked around 5 pm.

We will continue to update the community as things evolve and wish to express our gratitude for your continued support and kind observance. With all blessings for your continued health and well-being.