Monks in Residence Throughout Winter
There will be three monks residing at the Hermitage through winter. Weekly Tuesday night meditations at Yoga Samadhi will continue. Ajahn Sudanto will be away in Thailand for about a month, but good friends and former residents, Ajahn Jotipalo and Tan Sudhiro, will be here from late November through Winter Retreat.
** UPDATE: There will be no half-day retreats until April. A previous post mistakenly said that the retreats would continue through winter. **
Winter Monastic Retreat: A Time for Silent Practice
December 1 – March 31 is Winter Retreat for the monks.
This is a time when monastics become more solitary, focusing on silent study and meditation. It’s an important time of reflection and renewal for them.
During this period, we can support their retreat practice by keeping our conversations with them and requests for their time to a minimum.
Regular Tuesday Sits Continue
TUESDAY NIGHTS — Meditation with the monks, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, at Yoga Samadhi, White Salmon, WA. Meditation, then Dhamma talk.
Please Sign Up to Offer a Meal!
The monks still need meal offerings every Saturday and Sunday. As of this writing, only one person has signed up to offer a meal this winter. Yikes!
Please check the Hermitage calendar for vacant weekend days and consider signing up to offer a meal. Contact the meal dana coordinator to schedule your meal offering or ask questions.
Comings & Goings
DECEMBER 5 — Ajahn Sek departs after visiting for about one month. Thank you, Ajahn, for visiting and sharing your warm smile.
DECEMBER 20 — Ajahn Sudanto leaves for Thailand. He’ll return January 28.