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.
26th MAY: Inter-Buddhist Vesak in ROME
Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm. Celebrating the Birth, Awakening and Parinibbana of the Buddha.At Temple Hua Yi Si, of Taiwanese Ch'an tradition, at via dell'Omo 142, Prenestina area. All are warmly welcome.
29th MAY: Meditation class in BARI
With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian, at 6.30 pm, at the centre "Nuovo Aleph" in Via Gaetano Postiglione, 14/E. For further information see: www.buddhismobari.it, or contact Ugo Milella, 329.317.3214, email@example.com.
JUNE: Beginner's meditation class
5th - 9th JUNE: Meditation retreat in Tuscany (Gabbro – Livorno)
With Bhikkhu Mahapanyo, in Italian, at Podernuovo.Given the limited number of place it is advisable to book in advance, before 20th May. For information and booking contact: Luca Rossi. tel: 335 717 4864, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
16th JUNE: Pabbajja - Anagarika Alberto takes novice precepts
Sunday at1:30 pm. All are warmly welcome, also for the meal at 11 am, possibly bringing some food to share. On the same day we will celebrate Ajahn Chah's birthday.
21st - 23rd 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, by 25th May.
29th JUNE: 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 the theme of "The natural law of kamma in the Buddha's teaching". Please bring a contribution for lunch, which is at 11 am.
JULY: Beginner's meditation class
21st 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.
11th - 13th OCTOBER: Weekend retreat near PIACENZA
With Ajahn Ottama, in English with Italian translation. For information and booking: www.piandeiciliegi.it.
27th OCTOBER: KATHINA - Offerings ceremony
Sunday, 10:30am - 15:00pm. 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 residents.
It is advisable to arrive by 10:30 am as the programme begins at 10:45 with the offering of rice to the Sangha on almsround, followed by a meal for all. Contributions to the meal are welcome. After a pause for clearing up, the ceremony begins in the large tent at around 13:00, with the taking of the three refuges and five precepts, followed by auspicious chanting, formal offering of cloth and requisites and perhaps a Dhamma talk.