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Monastic Winter Retreat Begins

December 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020 A Time for Silence, Reflection and Renewal Each year at this time, monks of this tradition enter more deeply into solitary and silent study and meditation.  It’s an important time of reflection and renewal for them. We can be helpful, during this time, by refraining from unnecessary conversation […]

2020 Birken Retreat — April 29th to May 13th

Theme: Foundations of Mindfulness Application Period: Dec. 1 – Jan. 15 It’s become a tradition each spring — the Pacific Hermitage meditation retreat at Birken Forest Monastery in British Columbia, Canada. In total, up to 24 members of our lay community travel north to spend either one or two weeks in a beautiful setting so […]

Meet Our New Meal Dana Coordinators

Beginning December 6th, Kalyani and Joseph will be the new Meal Dana Coordinators for the Hermitage. Kalyani and Joseph are no strangers to offering meal dana themselves. They live in White Salmon and have been offering alms food to the monks for a number of years. The email address for the Meal Dana Coordinator remains […]

2019 November News

Last 2019 PFoD Visit  |  Hillsboro Visit  |  Ajahn to Winter at Hermitage  |  Comings & Goings November Events NOVEMBER 15 & 16 — Portland Friends of the Dhamma: Join the monks on Friday night and/or Saturday morning. Details at PFoD website. NOVEMBER 17 — Hillsboro Meditation Hall: The monks will visit 9 am – […]