How We Got Started
The Newbury Buddhist Monastery (NBM) is supported by the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV). Since 2012, funds have been raised by various local and international supporters to finance the purchase of the property, as well as for building crucial monastery infrastructure. Thanks to them the Monastery is currently able to function using a few refurbished existing buildings. It was officially opened by Ven Ajahn Brahm in May 2015, and we are happy to report that it is going from strength to strength.
NBM is set on a 150-acre lush green pasture amidst the rolling countryside neighbouring the Wombat State Forest in Victoria, Australia. Located between Trentham and Blackwood – just 70 minutes from the heart of Melbourne city the magnificent landscape and tranquil surroundings offer an inspiring backdrop for secluded meditation.
NBM is unique in that it is only one of a very few monasteries in the world and the very first in Victoria that support both Bhikkhu and Bhikkhuni ordination and practice.