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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 - 29th 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.

As usual the meal is at 11.00 and, every day from 6th to 12th February, there will be a silent meditation at 14.00 and at 16.00, followed by the evening puja and meditation at 19:30.

Otherwise there will be only the evening puja, except on 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.


7th APRIL:  Meditation meeting in ROMA

Saturday, 4 ─ 7 pm, with Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian. At vicolo l'Orfeo n. 1, off Borgo Pio. For members of the "A.Me.Co" no booking is needed, otherwise it is necessary to call the secretary beforehand (tel. 06.6865.148 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and from Monday to Thursday from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm. For further information: www.associazioneameco.it


15th 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.





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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