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 informal meeting over
tea at 5 pm and the telephone will be answered only in the mornings between
7:30 and 8:30.
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.
APRIL: Residential retreat at MONOPOLI
Ajahn Chandapalo, in English, at Centro Vasudeva: www.vasudeva.it.
For information and booking, which begins 1st March: www.buddhismobari.it.
- 4th MAY: Residential retreat at MORLUPO (RM)
With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian. Organizzed by the A.Me.Co. Bookings are
accepted by contacting A.Me.Co. from 26th March until all the available places
MAY: VESAK at Santacittarama
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.
JUNE: Meditation afternoon in ROME
Saturday, 3:00-7:00 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 –
Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m.) For further information: www.associazioneameco.it.
- 29th JUNE: Meditation retreat near LAKE GARDA
With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian, at "Il Carmine" (www.carminesanfelice.it)
at San Felice del Benaco. For information and booking contact: Paolo, email: email@example.com.
JULY: ASALHA ceremony at Santacittarama
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.
3rd - 5th OCTOBER: Weekend retreat near PIACENZA
With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian. For information and booking: www.piandeiciliegi.it.