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

News   Programme   Visiting   Community   Photos   Buddhism   Meditation   Teachings



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.


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.

Lunch will be at 11:00 as usual and, for the month of January (beginning on Sunday 8th), there will a silent meditation at 14:00 and at 16:00 and the evening puja at 19:30. On Mondays there will be no programme of group practice. During this time there will be no informal meeting over tea at 17:00 and overnight stays will not be possible.

For the months of February and March the emphasis will be on individual practice, although the evening puja at 19:30 will continue.

We will answer the telephone only in the mornings between 8:00 and 9:00. Please kindly save any non-urgent comunication until after the retreat.




RETREATS PLANNED FOR 2017 (Italian language)

30th June – 2nd July: Lake Garda (Brescia)

With Ajahn Chandapalo, at "Il Carmine" (www.carminesanfelice.it) at San Felice del Benacolo.


25th–29th August: Tuscany (Pisa)

With Ajahn Mahapanyo, at Casale Pundarika (www.pundarika.it).


13th–17th September: Fara Sabina (Rieti)

With Ajahn Chandapalo at the convent "Clarisse Eremite" (www.clarisseremite.com), organized by the A.Me.Co. See www.associazioneameco.it for information and booking.

29th September – 4th October: Ponte dell'Olio (Piacenza)

With Ajahn Chandapalo, at retreat centre "Pian dei Ciliegi". For information and booking: www.piandeiciliegi.it.






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.


Back to top