The monastic winter retreat ends March 31 and regular monthly events resume. First up is a community Garden Party.
A yummy potluck, and some time for chatting and working with new or long-time friends.
Regular Events Resume in April
All are welcome. Events are free and no experience is needed.
APRIL 7— Garden Party at Hermitage, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm.
Come for any or all of the activities. It’s a great way to practice generosity, see the Hermitage, get to know some folks and have some fun!
- 10:30 am: Potluck meal (Please tell meal dana coordinator if you’re participating)
- 1 – 3 pm: Yard work and other chores
- 3 – 4 pm: Tea and chat (until 4 pm)
APRIL 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.
TUESDAY NIGHTS — Meditation with the monks, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, at Yoga Samadhi, White Salmon, WA. Meditation followed by dhamma talk and Q & A. Cushions & chairs available.
Comings and Goings
Our thanks to Ajahn Jotipalo and Venerable Sudhiro for their time at the Hermitage this winter. Venerable Sudhiro will return to Abhayagiri Monastery April 3, then continue on to Thailand. Ajahn Jotipalo will leave April 11 for Minnesota, then visit several monasteries in Canada and New Hampshire. He’ll return to Abhayagiri in May, then “go to Indiana and beyond” (his words!). May you both be well.
Welcome to Ajahn Kassapo and Venerable Sampanno, who will arrive at the Hermitage the evening of April 11. This will be the second time Ajahn Kassapo has resided at the Hermitage and the first stay for Venerable Sampanno. You can read more about them on the Abhayagiri website.
Special Visitors and Events in 2018
Ajahn Sucitto will visit the Hermitage July 3 – 6, including Tuesday night (July 3) at Yoga Samadhi, White Salmon. He’ll be at Portland Friends of the Dhamma the evening of July 6, and will offer a daylong there on July 7 (more information on PFoD calendar and website).
Registration is still open for the Bhante Rahula Retreat*, July 4 – 8, near White Salmon, WA. For more information, please see our previous post.
Other Dates to Remember:
- May 2 – 16 Birken Retreat Hermitage groups (REGISTRATION CLOSED)
- July 28 Vassa (Monastic Summer Retreat) begins
- Sep. 15 & 16 Pah Bah Weekend*: Half-Day Retreat and Ceremony
*Arrange your lodging as soon as possible.
Please check the Pacific Hermitage website often to keep current with any additions, cancellations or changes. To learn about or offer alms food or a meal to the monks, please visit our Support page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.