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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 evening meditation beginning at 7:30 will continue as usual, except for Mondays. During this time there will be no tea-time meeting at 5 pm and the telephone will be answered only in the mornings between 8:00 and 9:00.

 

17th 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:  Meditation class for beginners

Saturday, 3:30 – 5:00 pm. In Italian. Please arrive on time!

 

7th MAY:  Dhamma talk by AJAHN VIRADHAMMO

Saturday, at 3 pm. In English with translation into Italian. Ajahn Viradhammo is the founder and abbot of Tisarana monastery in Canada. Please arrive on time!

 

22nd MAY:  VESAK celebration

Sunday, 10:30 am – 3:30pm. Celebrating the Birth, Awakening and Parinibbana of the Buddha. All are warmly welcome, possibly bringing some food to share for the 11 am lunch.

 

28th MAY:  Meditation class for beginners

Saturday, 3:30 – 5:00 pm. In Italian. Please arrive on time!

 

29th MAY:  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 a chosen theme. Suggestions for themes are welcome. Please bring a contribution for lunch, which is at 11 am.

 

1st–5th JUNE:  Retreat at Fara Sabina (Rieti)

With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian, at the "Clarisse Eremite" monastery (www.clarisseremite.com), organized by the "AmeCo". Booking begins on 27th April, see www.associazioneameco.it for further information.

 

11th JUNE:  Meditation afternoon in ROME

Saturday, 4–7 p.m., vicolo l'Orfeo 1, off Borgo Pio. With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian. Members of the AMeCo do not need to book, otherwise it is necessary to contact the secretary beforehand  (tel. 06.6865.148 Monday–Friday from 10 am to 1 pm, and Monday–Wednesday 2–9 pm). For further information: www.associazioneameco.it.

 

19th JUNE:  Novice precept ceremony of Anagarika Samuele
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.

 

24th–26th JUNE:  Retreat near Lake Garda (Brescia)

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

 

25th JUNE:  Meditation class for beginners

Saturday, 3:30 – 5:00 pm. In Italian. Please arrive on time!

 

16th JULY:  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. Suggestions for themes are welcome. Please bring a contribution for lunch, which is at 11 am.

 

24th JULY:  ASALHA celebration

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.

 

30th JULY:  Meditation class for beginners

Saturday, 3:30 – 5:00 pm. In Italian. Please arrive on time!

 

13th AUGUST:  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. Suggestions for themes are welcome. Please bring a contribution for lunch, which is at 11 am.

 

20th AUGUST:  Meditation class for beginners

Saturday, 3:30 – 5:00 pm. In Italian. Please arrive on time!

 

23rd–28th 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: luca@percorsidimindfulness.it, cell: 335.7174864. Booking begins on 1st April.

 

10th SEPTEMBER:  Meditation class for beginners

Saturday, 3:30 – 5:00 pm. In Italian. Please arrive on time!

 

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 a chosen theme. Suggestions for themes are welcome. Please bring a contribution for lunch, which is at 11 am.

 

13th–28th 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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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