In 2010 five monastic disciples of Thich Nhat Hanh (1926 – 2022), together with the support of many lay sanghas in Australia, founded the community of Stream Entering Monastery – Tu viện Nhập Lưu – a nunnery at Beaufort, Victoria, Australia and held the first monastic Rains’ Retreat there in May 2010.
In June 2021, Stream Entering Monastery was relocated to 530 Porcupine Ridge Road, Porcupine Ridge, which is about an hour north of Melbourne. We are very lucky to enjoy the presence of kangaroos and other wildlife on and around our land. Since then, all activities have been held at the new location under the Sisters’s guidance.
All people of all nationalities and all faiths and beliefs are welcome to visit Stream Entering Monastery. We never ask anyone to abandon their traditions and practices. We are simply here to share our learning about the wonderful benefits of mindfulness meditation and the insights offered by our teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and Shakyamuni Buddha. Nobody needs to become a Buddhist to participate with us.
The Sisters host Days of Mindfulness every Sunday and joyful “working bee” community days at the monastery, to which all are welcome. We also host larger retreats throughout the year, both at the monastery and beyond. Visit Stream Entering Monastery website