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.

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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