Due to the pandemic, we are unable to fully open the monastery to the public at this time.

However, if you are interested in visiting to meditate and study, you are still able to set up an interview with Ayya Kosalla. Please email to

Day Visitors

In typical times, you are warmly welcomed to join the residents for evening chanting and meditation any day at 5:30 pm. You're also welcome to meditate on your own in our shrine room or to read the books in our library any day from 8 am to 5 pm. In addition, may also join us for a full-day visit at the monastery. There are many opportunities to help out with cooking, yard work, and other projects (see donate). You may also spend time going for walks, reading in our library, and meditating in our shrine room.

Please contact us ahead of time to confirm your visit.

Overnight Visitors

Orientation Notes
Please read the orientation notes above and contact us with the following information if you are hoping to visit Mahapajapati for an overnight or extended stay:
  • Name
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Citizenship
  • Email
  • Requested arrival and departure dates
  • Physical and/or mental health conditions
  • Meditation and/or monastic experience
  • Any other information you would like us to know