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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.

 

12th APRIL:  SONGKRAN - Southeast Asian New Year

Sunday, 10:30 am 2:30 pm. A joyful if not very meditative event! All are warmly welcome, possibly bringing some food to share for the 11 am lunch. For information about change in public transport between Rome and Rieti on Sundays and public holidays please see: Visiting

 

30th APRIL - 3rd MAY:  Residential retreat at MORLUPO (RM)

With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian. Organizzed by the A.Me.Co. Bookings are accepted by contacting the A.Me.Co from 25th March until all the available places are filled: www.associazioneameco.it/contatti/

 

9th MAY:  Beginner's Meditation Class

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

 

15th - 17th MAY:  Residential retreat near CATANIA

With Ajahn Chandapalo, in italian. For further information see: www.tempiobuddhista.org or write to: segreteria@tempiobuddhista.org

 

23rd MAY:  Study and Practice Day

Saturday, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm. For those who already have a minimum of meditation experience. Periods of meditation, readings and discussion on a chosen theme. Suggestions for a theme are welcome. Please bring a contribution for the share meal at 11 am. 

 

31st MAY:  VESAK celebration and Pha Pa

Sunday, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm. Celebration of the birth, Awakening and Parinibbana of the Buddha. All are warmly welcome, possibly bringing some food to share for the 11 am lunch. Ajahn Jayasaro will be our special guest and will lead a traditional offerings ceremony (Pha Pa) that will be dedicated to the temple project.

 

6th JUNE:  Beginner's Meditation Class

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

 

13th JUNE:  Meditation afternoon in ROME

Saturday, 3 - 7 pm, with Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian, at the A.Me.Co, vicolo l'Orfeo n. 1, Borgo Pio. Members of the A.Me.Co do not need to book, otherwise it is necessary to call the secretary (tel. 06.6865.148 from Monday to Thursday between 2 and 9 pm). For further information: www.associazioneameco.it.

 

21st JUNE:  Novice precept ceremony of Anagarika Michel

Sunday, 1:30 pm. All are warmly welcome, also for lunch at 11:00, possibly bringing a contribution. On the same day we will celebrate Luang Por Chah's birthday.

 

26th - 28th JUNE:  Residential retreat near LAKE GARDA

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

 

4th JULY:  Beginner's Meditation Class

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

 

11th JULY:  Study and Practice Day

Saturday, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm. For those who already have a minimum of meditation experience. Periods of meditation, readings and discussion on a chosen theme. Suggestions for a theme are welcome. Please bring a contribution for the share meal at 11 am. 

 

2nd AUGUST:  Celebration of ASALHA PUJA

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.

 

31st AUGUST - 6th SEPTEMBER:  Residential retreat CHIANTI

With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian, at "La Chiara di Prumiano" (www.prumiano.it) at Barberino Val d'Elsa (FI). For information and booking contact: Luca, email: luca@percorsidimindfulness.it, cell: 335.717.4864. Booking begins on 1st April and continues until full, but not beyond 1st August.

 

 

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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