2016 Pah Bah Samakkee Weekend Sept. 17 & 18

***REMINDERS:   Please see the notes below about bringing your own cushion, volunteering and the meal on Sunday. ***

Luang Por Pasanno and Viradhammo

Honored Guests:  Luang Por Pasanno and Luang Por Viradhammo

Our honored guests, Luang Por Pasanno and Luang Por Viradhammo, will visit Portland and White Salmon for several days.  During that time, they will lead a half-day retreat, the Pah Bah Samakkee ceremony, and other Hermitage and Portland Friends of the Dhamma (PFoD) events (schedule below).

The “Main Event” — Pah Bah Samakkee

The ceremony is Sept. 18 at Mountain View Grange, 1085 N Main Avenue, White Salmon, WA.  There will be a potluck/meal offering downstairs at 11 AM.  The ceremony (offering various items to support the monks and the Hermitage), chanting and a Dhamma talk will begin upstairs at 1 PM.  There is parking around the Grange, and at I.C.E. (a company about one block north of the Grange).  Map below.  Please:  No smoking at ICE.

Schedule of All Events

While visiting, Luang Por Pasanno and Luang Por Viradhammo will lead these activities:

  • Sept. 16, 5:30 pm: Tea, Q&A, meditation and Dhamma talk at PFoD
  • Sept. 17, 1-5 pm:  Meditation retreat at Mt. View Grange, White Salmon
  • Sept. 18:  Pah Bah Samakkee at Mt. View Grange, White Salmon, WA
    • 10:30 am — Meal offering/potluck (enter from downstairs) *** Please bring your offering READY TO SERVE (in your own serving bowl/plate and with a serving utensil).***
    • 1:00 pm — Ceremony (enter from upstairs)
  • Sept. 20, 6:30-8:00 pm:  Meditation and Dhamma Talk, Yoga Samadhi, White Salmon (Luang Por Viradhammo only)

Anyone is invited and may attend all or just some of these events.  No meditation experience is needed and chairs will be available.  ***Please bring your own CUSHION if you would like to sit on the floor.***  There is no charge for the events.

***VOLUNTEERS NEEDED — Volunteers would be welcome for setup and take down at these times: Sat. 9:00 AM – noon, Sun. 8:00 – 10:30 AM, and Sun. 3:30 – 5:00 PM.***

A Pah Bah is an event organized by lay supporters to offer monetary support and needed material goods to a monastery.  Samakkee is a Thai word indicating that several people have joined together to initiate the offerings this year.

For more information, please click on the appropriate links included above, visit Sanghata.net, or email Pahbah@sanghata.net.

Offering Support

Donations are welcome and may be offered at any of the events, however the monks cannot accept or handle money themselves.  Monetary donations should be put in a donation bowl or basket (available at most events), with checks made out to Sanghata.  Sanghata is the board of stewards for the Pacific Hermitage.  More information will be available at the Pah Bah Samakkee, or by visiting the Sanghata website, sanghata.net.

Map to Grange and Additional Parking at ICE
  • Click on the map below for a clearer picture.
  • Grange:  1085 N Main Ave, White Salmon, WA 98672
  • ICE:  1265 N Main Ave, White Salmon, WA 98672.   No Smoking on ICE property.

Grange Map