Buddha in the Bush


  • Dedicated nature conservation area and animal sanctuary.
  • Preserving natural bushland for future generations
  • Spread the Buddha’s Teachings through presence of forest monks
  • Buddhist Village—Old age care for monastics and laity.


  • Rare opportunity to acquire large parcels of land in NSW.
  • Great karma of establishing monasteries which may last hundreds of years 
  • Minimal maintenance required as properties are raw land.
  • Building of huts and infrastructure will proceed slowly and according to support
  • from local community.

Development Plans

  •  1 – 5 yrs.           3-5 meditation platforms,
  • 6 – 10 yrs.         1 senior monk hut and 2-3 meditation huts
  • 11 – 20 yrs.        Multi purpose shed (Eating hall, kitchen, office, sick monk                                         room.) 

Buddha in the Bush Financials

Chaelundi Rd                                                              219,000

Enfield Range Rd                                                       353,000

Total                                                                           572,000

Donations and Savings                                              312,000

Loans from Supporters                                              260,000

Total                                                                          572,000

**For more details regarding Buddha in the Bush Project please contact Ajahn Khemavaro, or the Treasurer, Jade Dinh, at 0409 389 887.

                               Mt Hyland Buddhist Hermitage              

Size:                                          1,400 acres

Location:                                  4450 Chaelundi Rd Dundurrabin NSW

Distance to Coffs Harbour:     111 km (2hr)

Distance to Sydney:                597 km (7 hr 10 min)

Distance to WBD:                    588 km (7 hr 30 min)

Notes         Easy access to property. Good tracks around property

                1 hr to Dorrigo with essential services eg hospital, Bunnings.

                Closest airport is Coffs Harbour

         Golden Forest Hermitage

Size:                                    1,940 acres

Location:                            1383 Enfield Range Rd Cooplacurripa NSW

Distance to Taree:             82 km (1hr 30 min)

Distance to Sydney:          384 km (5 hr 25 min)

Distance to WBD:               376 km (6 hrs)


Notes       2 WD access to property.  4 WD required from gate to camping area.

                2 km of river frontage