of the monks from Santacittarama will be taking part in a large Sangha gathering
at Amaravati monastery in the UK during the last week of May. Abbots and senior
monks from monasteries in Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and
other European countries will participate and Luang Por Sumedho will also be
present. Ajahn Mahapanyo will remain at Santacittarama with the anagarikas,
except for Diego who is to stay on for several months at Amaravati.
are pleased to be welcoming Ajahn Pasanno for a few days in early June on his
first visit to Santacittarama. Ajahn Pasanno is originally from Manitoba in
Canada and for many years was the abbot of Wat Pah Nanachat, the international
monastery in the North-East of Thailand. Since moving to California in 1990 he
has been the abbot of Abhayagiri monastery. He has kindly offered to give a talk
here on Saturday 7th June.
enjoyed the company of another senior Canadian monk, Ajahn Tiradhammo, for
several weeks over March and April. He has written a piece in his blog about
his stay in Italy, at this address:
friends in Catania would like to extend an invitation to the inauguration of
their new temple on 1st June. See here for information: www.tempiobuddhista.org.
Raffone, professor of psychology at Rome's La Sapienza University, has kindly
written an article for us on the neuroscience of Buddhist meditation, including
a review of a study that our monks have participated in. It is
available, in Italian, from here: