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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.


27th JUNE:  Seminar in ROME

Thursday: 6─8 pm, Aula 11 (3rd floor) o the Faculty of Medicine and Psychology at Sapienza Università of Rome in via dei Marsi 78 (San Lorenzo area). Ajahn Mahapanyo, in Italian, on the theme: "Why mindfulness alone is not enough". Open to all.


28th – 30th JUNE:  Retreat near Lake Garda (Brescia)

With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian, at the "Sacro Cuore", Via Boschette 18, 25010 San Felice del Benaco. For information and booking contact: Fabrizia, email: [email protected].


14th JULY:  ASALHA Celebration

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.


17th AUGUST:  Beginner's meditation class

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


24th 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. Suggestions for a theme are welcome. Please bring a contribution for lunch, which is at 11 am.


14th SEPTEMBER:  Beginner's meditation class

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


16th SEPT – 7th 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.


4th–7th OCTOBER:  Residential retreat near AOSTA
With Ajahn Chandapalo, in Italian, at the alpine centre "Frassati", 20 Km from Aosta:
www.casealpine.it/frassati/. For information and booking (by 20th September): [email protected]


12th OCTOBER:  Beginner's meditation class

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


20th 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.


30th NOVEMBER:  Meeting at Infernetto (RM)

Saturday, 3:30–6:00 p.m. With Ajahn Mahapanyo, in Italian, guided meditation and talk, at AYCO, Via Orazio Vecchi 55, Infernetto (RM). Limited number of places, book at [email protected].  




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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