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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.


13th–28th SEPTEMBER:  Monastic retreat

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.
The evening meditation beginning at 7:30 will continue as usual, except for Mondays. During this time there will be not be the usual 5 p.m. tea meeting, and the telephone will be answered only in the mornings between 7:30 and 8:30.


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

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


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.


26th-27th NOVEMBER:  Retreat near CAGLIARI

With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian, at "La Scogliera" in Solanas (www.lascoglierasolanas.it). For information and booking: intensivovipassana@gmail.com.





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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