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Events at Santacittarama do not require booking and are free of charge. However, those wishing to stay overnight must book in advance - see Visiting for information.



9th AUGUST:  Meditation class for beginners

Saturday, 3:30 - 5:00 pm. In Italian. Please arrive on time!


17th AUGUST:  Offering Ceremony

Sunday, 10:30-14:30. Sponsored by Sukhothai restaurant in Rome and dedicated to the memory of Khun Natcharee Thananan, wife of a former Thai ambassador, instrumental in establishing this monastery. All are warmly welcome, possibly bringing some food to
share for the 11 am lunch.


23rd AUGUST:  Study and practice day

Saturday, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, in Italian. For those who already have some meditation experience. Periods of sitting and walking meditation with readings and discussion on a chosen theme. Suggestions for themes are welcome. Please bring a contribution for lunch, which is at 11 am.


6th SEPTEMBER:  Meditation class for beginners

Saturday, 3:30 - 5:00 pm. In Italian. Please arrive on time!


15th - 30th SEPTEMBER:  Monastic Retreat
A period of silent retreat for the resident community.

3rd - 5th OCTOBER:  Weekend retreat near PIACENZA
With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian. For information and booking: www.piandeiciliegi.it.


12th OCTOBER:  KATHINA - Offerings ceremony

Sunday, 10:30am - 15:00pm. All are warmly welcome. KATHINA is a joyous celebration, re-affirming the mutually supportive relationship of monastic and lay Buddhists, and happens only once a year in each monastery wherever a community of monks have completed the three-month rains retreat residence. Traditionally it centres around the giving of cloth for robes, but in modern times it has also become an opportunity for offering other requisites that meet the needs of the monastery and its resident


Please note that, although every attempt will be made to follow this programme, it is planned a long time in advance and may be affected by unforeseen circumstances. To be on the safe side please check this web page a couple of weeks beforehand.


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