S A N T A C I T T A R A M A B U D D H I S T M O N A S T E R Y
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The following are presently resident at Santacittarama monastery:
Ajahn Chandapalo, British, entered the monastic life in 1980 and was ordained 2 years later by Ajahn Sumedho at Chithurst monastery (UK). He has assisted in several monasteries in the U.K. and Switzerland as well as spending 1 year in Thailand. In 1993 he was invited to Santacittarama - then located in Sezze Romano (LT) - and has been the senior monk since 1996.
Ajahn Jutindharo is a Thai disciple of Venerable Ajahn Chah. At the age of 13 he took the novice precepts, followed by full ordination at the age of 20. While still a novice he spent time at Wat Pah Nanachat (the International Monastery) in northeast Thailand where he learnt English. In 1993 he was invited to Santacittarama.
Ajahn Ottama is a nationalised Swiss of Czechoslovakian origin. He ordained in Burma in 1992 and nearly 5 years later returned to Europe, sharing his time between Switzerland and the Czech Repubblic. He moved to Santacittarama in July 2010.
Ajahn Janthee, Thai, has been a monk for 16 years. He arrived at Santacittarama in April 2007.
Ajahn Suvaco, Thai, has been a monk for 14 years. He arrived at Santacittarama in July 2005 and has also stayed at Aruna Ratanagiri in the UK.
Bhikkhu Mahapanyo, an Italian from Arezzo in Tuscany, began his monastic training at Santacittarama in 2000 and received full ordination in 2004. He has also stayed at Amaravati and Hartridge monasteries in the UK.
Bhikkhu Aruno, an Italian from Siena took the 8 precepts in December 2007 and about a year later began his novice training at Cittaviveka in the UK. In November 2010 he was ordained at Amaravati and continued to reside in the British monasteries. He is currently spending a year at Santacittarama.
Bhikkhu Kovido, an Italian from Latina, began his monastic training at Santacittarama in October 2009 and took the novice precepts a year later. In June 2012 he received bhikkhu ordination, the first to do so at Santacittarama. Is spending the year 2013 in Thailand.
Anagarika Alberto, a Spaniard from Madrid, began his monastic training at Santacittarama in March 2012.
Anagarika Michele, from Avellino, began his monastic training at Santacittarama in January 2013.
Meditation group contacts
Tel: 0575-787117, cell. 329 3715815
Tel: 080/5562825 (after 5 pm)
Catania: see below
Civitavecchia: see below
Tel: 055-367083 (late afternoon),
Foggia: Maurizio Bevilacqua,
Lago di Garda Brescia: Fabrizia
Tel: 081/5524644 (3 pm)
Pesaro: see below
Pescara: Dorian Di Renzo
Via Alento 7 - 65025 Manopello Scalo (PE)
Tel: 06-6865148 (Mon/Tues: 5-7 p.m., Wed: 7-9 p.m., Thur: 4-7 p.m.)
Roma: Accademia Yoga di Consapevolezza
Via Orazio Vecchi 55, (Infernetto-Casalpalocco-Ostia)
tel. 329 0292488
Roma: Mario Thanavaro
Ass.ne Sinergie, via Antonio Labranca, 13
(sulla Cassia-stazione Giustiniana)
Roma Ostia: Emmy
Saronno (Varese): Davide Puglisi
Via Roma 149
Tel: 011-3180918 (ore serali)
Torre del Greco: Alessandro
Tel: 081/8814398 (office hours)
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L'Aquila: Dorian Di Renzo
Catania: Antonio Carrieri
Via Napoli,5 - Acicastello - (CT)
Tel: 0957-121747 Cell.:347.5000119
Civitavecchia (RM): Paolo Bancale
Borgo Odescalchi 11, 00053 Civitavecchia RM. Tel./Fax.: 0766-34313.
Genzano di Roma: Gianfranco
Pesaro-Ancona: Stefano Bragina
Rocca Di Papa: Piero