at Santacittarama do not require booking and are free of charge. However,
those wishing to stay overnight must book in advance - see Visiting
10th DECEMBER: Meditation class for
Saturday, 3:30-5:00 p.m. In Italian. Due to
space limitations it will be necessary to book in advance, preferably via
email. Priority is given to those who have never previously attended such
26th DECEMBER - 6th JANUARY: Daily
Every afternoon there will be a silent
meditation at 4 p.m. followed by a tea break at 5 and evening chanting and
meditation at 7:30 p.m.
7th JANUARY - 31st MARCH: Monastic retreat
A period for the resident community of
Santacittarama to develop their practice, free of other commitments. Day
visitors are still welcome if they wish to share the silence and meditate
or to support the retreat by bringing food offerings. Overnight stays will
not be possible during this period.
The evening meditation beginning at 7:30
will continue as usual, except for Mondays. During this time there will be
no informal meeting over tea at 5 pm and the telephone will be answered
only in the mornings between 8:00 and 9:00.
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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