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
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.
20th AUGUST: Meditation class for beginners
23rd28th 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: email@example.com, cell: 335.7174864. Already fully booked.
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
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 the theme: "Kalyanamitta: spiritual friendship". Please bring a contribution for lunch, which is at 11 am.
13th28th 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.
8th OCTOBER: Meditation class for beginners
15th OCTOBER: 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. Please bring a contribution for lunch, which is at 11 am.
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.