Aloka Novitiate Programme 2019


On behalf of the Australian Buddhist Mission Inc. (ABM), we are pleased to advise that the Aloka Novitiate Programme 2019 will be held at the Aloka Meditation Centre from Saturday, 2 March to Sunday, 10 March 2019.  This year’s novitiate programme has been organised on the occasion of Aloka’s 20th anniversary. We warmly invite you to join us on this special occasion.


2 March (Sat)    

09:00    Ordination Ceremony

11:00    Lunch Dana

12:30    Dhamma Talk by Venerable Mahinda


2 – 9 March  

17:45    108 Stupa Light Offerings, followed by Evening Chanting at the Stupa

19:30    Dhamma Talk by Venerable Mahinda


10 March (Sun)  

10:00    Pindapata* (alms-round) *Please arrive by 9:30am after which the gate will be closed

11:00    Lunch Dana

12:30    Closing Ceremony


Sponsors are greatly appreciated for the following:-

  • 108 Daily Light Offerings – A$50 per light,
  • Breakfast Dana – A$25 per day,
  • Lunch Dana – A$50 per day, or
  • Any contribution towards the cost of organising this programme.

These donations will be used to cover requisites for the Novitiate Programme as well as the running expenses. If you would like to sponsor, please download and complete the Aloka Novitiate 2019 sponsorship form or email us the details.

We look forward to your kind and generous support to make this programme a success. Sadhu!