About us

Stream Entering Monastery

Nhap Luu – Stream Entering Monastery, is the Unified Buddhist Church of Australia (UBCA) and is a residential monastery formally established on February 1st, 2010.

Stream Entering Monastery is a Mindfulness Practice Meditation Center in the tradition of Plum Village, founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

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The stream monastery

We are located 160 km west of Melbourne just 10 minutes from the town of Beaufort Victoria. We are surrounded by bush with wonderful places to walk and enjoy nature, flora, and fauna.

In 2008 Stream Entering Monastery was 28.5 hectares. It was purchased by a devoted husband and wife with the support of a group of committed individuals. With hard work, dedication, and coordinated effort they created a large meditation hall. In 2014 with the help and contributions of many lay practitioners a Monastic area and an area of 73 hectares were purchased. In 2018 a guesthouse was built.

Nhap Luu – Stream Entering Monastery is a place to practice meditation and mindfulness. Here, every breath we take reminds us of the wonders of life.  It is a place to sit and relaxed, a place where when you walk, every step is an opportunity to touch Mother Earth. It is a place to eat together and savor every bite and a place to work together to build a community of love and understanding. When we arrive at Nhap Luu – Stream Entering Monastery, we can stop running, and discover peace with every step we take.

It is a place to help you come back to yourself, a place to listen deeply to the sounds of life and the sound of our heart. We can remind each other that the present moment is a wonderful moment.

Currently, there are six nuns in the Plum Village tradition residing at the monastery offering practice and guidance to people.