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2018 August News and Events

UPDATE:  August 11 Half-day of Meditation has been cancelled.  All other regular monthly events (Garden Party and PFoD visit) and Tuesday night sits are on.  The monks will participate in an August 18 Walk to Feed the Hungry in Portland.  And, calling all woodswomen and woodsmen!

Could Use a Little Help in the Forest

Forest maintenance work earlier this year has left some cut wood that needs to be gathered and brush that needs to be pulled together into piles.  If you’re interested in helping, please come to the August 4 Garden Party or email the Hermitage to set up another day and time.  Your help would be much appreciated!

Regular Events

  • AUGUST 4 — Garden Party at the Hermitage. Time:  10:30 am – 4:00 pm.  You can come for any or all of the activities.  It’s a great way to see the Hermitage, help out in the yard, get to know some folks and have some fun!
    • 10:30 am:   Potluck meal (Tell the meal dana coordinator if you’re coming.)
    • 1 – 3 pm:   Yard work and other chores
    • 3 – 4 pm:   Tea and chat (until 4 pm)
  • CANCELED:  AUGUST 11 — Half-Day of Meditation

  • AUGUST 17 & 18 — Monks at Portland Friends of the Dhamma (PFoD) Friday evening, Saturday morning for the meal offering and Saturday afternoon for the Walk to Feed the Hungry.   The walk is in support of Buddhist Global Relief, chaired by Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, which undertakes projects that provide food aid to people afflicted by malnutrition and starvation.  Click here for more information about the Portland schedule.
  • TUESDAY NIGHT SITS — Community Meditation, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, at Yoga SamadhiWhite Salmon, WA.  Cushions & chairs available.

 

 

 

Ajahn Sucitto & Bhante Rahula in Early July

Dates to Remember:  

  • JULY 3:  Monks will be back from Abhayagiri.
  • JULY 3 – 6:  Ajahn Sucitto at Yoga Samadhi (7/3) and Hermitage.
  • JULY 4 – 8:  Retreat with Bhante Rahula — REGISTRATION CLOSED.
  • JULY 9:  Bhante Rahula at Hermitage for meal.

Ajahn Sucitto Visits Hermitage July 3 – 6

Ajahn Sucitto is a senior monk of the Ajahn Chah tradition, former abbot of Chithurst Monastery, and a beloved and gifted teacher and writer.  He’ll arrive at the Hermitage on July 3, in time for the mid-day meal and will lead the regular Tuesday night meditation that night at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon, 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

Please check the Calendar for any changes to his daily schedule during his visit, and contact the meal dana coordinator if you would like to offer a meal during his stay.

Ajahn Sucitto plans to stay at the Hermitage until after the meal on July 6, then visit Portland Friends of the Dhamma that evening.  Learn more about Ajahn Sucitto by visiting his website.

Bhante Rahula Visits Hermitage July 9

Bhante Rahula will join the monks at the Hermitage for their meal on July 9.

Please contact the meal dana coordinator if you would like to join in the meal offering or have questions.  See previous post for more information about Bhante Rahula.

(Note:  The July 9 visit replaces the visit we previously had scheduled for July 3.)

 

A Wealth of Dhamma Talks and Videos Available

Free and Available!  There are many audio and video Dhamma talks from the Ajahn Chah lineage available online.  You can search for specific teachers, browse monastery websites for talks or reflections, or search YouTube  for teachers or monasteries.  Some teachers, such as Ajahn Sona, have their own YouTube channels.

 

2018 July News and Events

Regular Events — Everyone is Welcome!

  • JULY 7 Garden Party at the Hermitage. Time:  10:30 am – 4:00 pm.  You can come for any or all of the activities.  It’s a great way to see the Hermitage, help out in the yard, get to know some folks and have some fun!
    • 10:30 am:   Potluck meal (Tell the meal dana coordinator if you’re coming.)
    • 1 – 3 pm:   Yard work and other chores
    • 3 – 4 pm:   Tea and chat (until 4 pm)
  • JULY 14 — Half-Day of Meditation with the monks in White Salmon, 1- 5 pm, at Yoga Samadhi.   Mostly walking and sitting meditation.  Brief dhamma talk.  Cushions & chairs available.
  • JULY 20 & 21 — Monks at Portland Friends of the Dhamma (PFoD) Friday evening and for Saturday morning alms and meal.  More information at the PFoD website.
  • TUESDAY NIGHT SITS — Community Meditation, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, at Yoga SamadhiWhite Salmon, WA.  Cushions & chairs available.

Special Visitors **

JULY 3 – 6Ajahn Sucitto (photo)   Ajahn will lead the July 3 Community Meditation in White Salmon and will be staying at the Hermitage.

JULY 9
Bhante Rahula  at Hermitage during meal time.  (Registration for Bhante Rahula’s July 4-8 Retreat  is closed.)

**Click here for details.

Volunteer Coordinator Needed for Hermitage Pah Bah

Sanghata* needs a  volunteer to coordinate the setting up and dismantling of chairs, tables, etc. for the September 15 & 16 Pah Bah weekend.   If you’re interested or have questions, please contact Scott at pahbah@sanghata.net.

A Pah Bah is a traditional Thai ceremony of offering robe cloth and needed items to a monastic community.  It’s a family oriented and joyful event.

*Sanghata is the lay board of stewards for the Pacific Hermitage.  They receive and manage financial donations and help coordinate the annual Pah Bah.   Please visit sanghata.net for more information about the board.  Sign up for mailings and emails (see last article) to learn more about the Pah Bah.

Comings and Goings

  • JUNE 27 — Tan Sampanno ended his stay at the Hermitage when he returned to Abhayagiri for the reception hall celebration.  Thank you for visiting!
  • JULY 2 — Ajahn Sudanto, Ajahn Kassapo will return from the celebration, along with Tan Suddhiko (in photo).  Tan Suddhiko plans to stay at the Hermitage through mid to late November.  You can learn more about him at the Abhayagiri website.

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