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.
A period of silent retreat 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.
With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian, at retreat centre "Pian dei Ciliegi". For information and booking: www.piandeiciliegi.it.
15th OCTOBER: KATHINA Offering ceremony
Sunday, 10:30 am ─ 3:30 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.
8th 10th DECEMBER: Retreat near CAGLIARI
With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian, at Solanas. Details to be available soon.
RETREATS PLANNED FOR 2017 (Italian language)
29th30th April: Monopoli (Bari)
Non-residential, with Ajahn Chandapalo.
[At Centro Yoga Solare Auroville, Contrada Bellocchio 494 -
30th June 2nd July: Lake Garda (Brescia)
With Ajahn Mahapanyo, at Casale Pundarika (www.pundarika.it).
With Ajahn Chandapalo, at retreat centre "Pian dei Ciliegi". For information and booking: www.piandeiciliegi.it.