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Programme 

 

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.

 

18th AUGUST:  Beginner's meditation class

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

 

19th AUGUST:  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. Please bring a contribution for lunch, which is at 11 am.

 

1st–5th SEPTEMBER:  Retreat at Barberino Val d'Elsa (FLORENCE)

With Ajahn Mahapanyo, in Italian, at the centre "Chiara di Prumiano": www.prumiano.it. For information and booking: [email protected] o tel: 335.717.4864.

 

8th SEPTEMBER:  Beginner's meditation class

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

 

14th–19th SEPTEMBER:  Retreat near Ponte dell'Olio (PIACENZA)

With Ajahn Chandapalo, in English, at retreat centre "Pian dei Ciliegi". For information and booking: www.piandeiciliegi.it.

 

17th SEPT – 11th OCT:  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. 

 

13th OCTOBER:  Beginner's meditation class

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

 

20th 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.

 

28th OCTOBER:  KATHINA – Offering ceremony

Sunday, 10:30 am ─ 3:30 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.

 

 

 


 

RETREATS PLANNED FOR 2018 (Italian language)

 

11th–13th MAY Aosta

With Ajahn Chandapalo, at the alpine centre "Frassati", 20 Km from Aosta: www.casealpine.it/frassati/. For information and booking (by 15th April): [email protected]

 

8th–12th JUNE:  Morlupo (Rome)

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

 

29th JUNE – 1st JULY:  San Felice del Benaco (Brescia)

With Ajahn Chandapalo, at the convent "Il Carmine": www.carminesanfelice.it.

 

1st–5th SEPTEMBER:  Barberino Val d'Elsa (Florence)

With Ajahn Mahapanyo at the centre "Chiara di Prumiano": www.prumiano.it.


14th–19th SEPTEMBER:  Ponte dell'Olio (Piacenza)

With Ajahn Chandapalo, at retreat centre "Pian dei Ciliegi". For information and booking: www.piandeiciliegi.it.

 

2nd–4th NOVEMBER:  Solanas (Cagliari)

With Ajahn Chandapalo. To be confirmed.

 

 

 

 

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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