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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.


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 meal is at 11am as usual and for the month of January (starting on the 8th) there are periods of silent meditation in the afternoon at 2 and 4 o'clock and the evening puja and meditation at 7:30. On Mondays there will not be any programme.

Individual practice will be emphasized during the months of February and March, although the evening puja will continue as usual. Any other changes of programme will be announced on the News page, where there will also be an updated list of things needed in the monastery, particularly food items.

It would be helpful to save any non-urgent communications until the end of March. We will be answering the telephone only in the morning between 7:30 and 8:30. Please note that our telephone number has changed. It is now (+39) 0765 872 078.


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.


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/



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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