Five-day stay-out meditation retreat with Luang Por Viradhammo

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery as we delve into the profound wisdom of the Buddha’s teachings. Join us as we explore the nature of desire based on his early teachings. This event is open to those who are seeking inner wisdom. Secure your spot now to journey towards enhanced clarity, mindfulness and inner peace.  

Five-day stay-out meditation retreat with Luang Por Viradhammo
Course: During this five-day non-residential retreat, Venerable Luang Por Viradhammo will lead participants on a voyage of deep self-discovery, centred around the theme of desire as explained in the early teachings of the Buddha. Attendees can look forward to gaining fresh perspectives and an enhanced state of mindfulness. This will empower them to approach their desires with a significantly enriched understanding.

Date: 12 to 16 December 2023 (Tuesday to Saturday)

Time: 9am to 5pm (Daily reporting time: 8.15am) 

Venue: Prajna Meditation Hall 

Instructor: Ajahn Vīradhammo, Abbot of Tisarana Buddhist Monastery

Ajahn Vīradhammo’s life journey has been profoundly shaped by his encounters with Buddhism. This transformative odyssey commenced in 1969, when he first embraced the teachings of the Buddha through Sāmanera Bodhesako in India.

In 1973, he embarked on a new chapter as a novice at Thailand’s Wat Mahathat, culminating in his full bhikkhu ordination in 1974 at Wat Pah Pong, guided by the Venerable Ajahn Chah. As a pioneer among the earliest residents of Wat Pah Nanachat, an internationally recognised monastery, he set the course for his impactful journey.

Ajahn Vīradhammo played vital roles in establishing renowned monasteries such as Chithurst and Harnham in the UK. In 1985, an invitation from the Wellington Theravāda Buddhist Association beckoned him to New Zealand, where he dedicated a decade to establishing Bodhinyānārāma monastery.

His unwavering commitment to the teachings led him to serve alongside esteemed mentors, including assisting Ajahn Sumedho at Amarāvati in the UK. These diverse experiences have enriched his wisdom and broadened its application across various contexts.

Having traversed continents and decades, his journey, which also encompassed caring for his mother, has now found its abode at Tisarana Buddhist Monastery.

Fee: $80

To register: **Fully Registered**

Waiting List: 

If registration is full, kindly indicate your interest to be placed on the waiting list below. In the event of any cancellations, interested participants on the waiting list will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Waiting List

Registration deadline: 8 December 2023 (or until fully registered)


  • This retreat will be conducted in English.
  • Please enquire about student concessions and eligibility for fee waiver at 6849 5346 or
Enquiry: 6849 5346 |