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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 - 1st APRIL:  Monastic Retreat

A period for the resident community 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 8:00 and 9:00.

Daily routine during the period
22nd-31st March

     05:00 Chanting and meditation
     06:30 Domestic chores
     07:00 Breakfast, then individual practice
     11:00 Lunch
     14:00 Sitting meditation
     15:00 Walking meditation
     16:00 Sitting meditation
     19:30 Canti e meditazione

It would be helpful to leave all non-urgent communication until the end of March. We will be answering the telephone only between the hours of 8 and 9 in the morning.


14th 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.


24th28th APRIL:  Retreat at Morlupo (Rome)

With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian, organized by the A.Me.Co. See www.associazioneameco.it for information and booking.



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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