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Programme 

 

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.

 

 

24th–26th JUNE:  Retreat near Lake Garda (Brescia)

With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian, at "Il Carmine" (www.carminesanfelice.it) at San Felice del Benacolo. For information and booking contact Fabrizia, email: ilsanghadellago@gmail.com.

 

25th JUNE:  Meditation class for beginners

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

 

16th JULY:  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.

 

24th JULY:  ASALHA celebration

Sunday, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm. Celebration of the Buddha's First Discourse. All are warmly welcome, possibly bringing some food to share for the 11 am lunch.

 

30th JULY:  Meditation class for beginners

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

 

13th 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.

 

20th AUGUST:  Meditation class for beginners

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

 

23rd–28th AUGUST:  Retreat at Barberino Val d'Elsa (Firenze)

With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian, at "La Chiara di Prumiano" (www.prumiano.it), near Barberino Val d'Elsa (FI). For information and booking contact: Luca, email: lucafilipporossi@gmail.com, cell: 335.7174864. Booking begins on 1st April.

 

28th AUGUST:  Family Day

Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. An opportunity for families with children, although those without children are also welcome. The day is particularly aimed at children of elementary school age, however children of all ages may participate. Details will be published nearer the time.

 

10th SEPTEMBER:  Meditation class for beginners

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

 

11th SEPTEMBER:  Study and practice day

Sunday, 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.

 

13th–28th SEPTEMBER:  Monastic retreat

A period of silent retreat for the resident community.

 

30th SEPTEMBER – 5th OCTOBER:  Retreat at Ponte dell'Olio (Piacenza)

With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian. For information and booking: www.piandeiciliegi.it.

 

23rd OCTOBER:  KATHINA – Offerings ceremony

Sunday, 10:30 am – 15:00 pm. 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 community.

 

26th-27th NOVEMBER:  Retreat near CAGLIARI

With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian, at "La Scogliera" in Solanas (www.lascoglierasolanas.it). For information and booking: intensivovipassana@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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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