Comings & Goings
In July, we will be welcoming Luang Por Pasanno, who will be leading the teachings at Yoga Samadhi on Tuesday, July 12th. The schedule will be the regular Tuesday evening schedule.
Ajahn Kasappo, who has been at the Hermitage since April, will be returning to Abhayagiri for Vassa. At the same time, Ven. Suddhiko will be arriving at the Hermitage for the Vassa.
The 2022 Pah Bah: Clearing the Path
Clearing the Path is the theme for this year’s Pah Bah to be held on September 17-18.
The annual gathering of friends and supporters will once again take place at the Underwood Community Center (UCC) in Underwood, Washington. The half-day of meditation and the Pah Bah ceremony will be held inside the hall, while meals will be outside under a large tent.
All are welcome to attend any part or all of the activities. Kids and families will enjoy the ample room at the UCC to run and play outside – there is a playground for kids and kids at heart.
The half-day meditation retreat will be on Saturday, Sept. 17, and the Pah Bah Ceremony and meal offering will be on Sunday, Sept. 18. More details to follow soon.
Donations offered will support development activities on the upper parcel of the Pacific Hermitage property, clearing the path for the Abbot’s Kuti to be constructed next spring. The Sanghata Foundation will also direct a portion of funds raised toward a down payment on future land purchases as they become available to create a buffer between the Pacific Hermitage and development in the area.
For more information about this year’s Pah Bah or to volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To donate, please visit the Sanghata Foundation website.
Garden Parties and Teachings at Yoga Samadhi Continue
Come to a Garden Party this Summer!
Spring began the season of Garden Parties at the Hermitage, and they continue through the summer. A Garden Party is always a wonderful chance to join fellow community members in this beautiful offering of generosity to tend the yard and the forest. Here are the remaining dates for the season (all Saturdays), so mark your calendar:
- July 2
- August 6
- September 3
- October 1
Tuesday Teachings at Yoga Samadhi
Teachings continue at the Yoga Samadhi studio in White Salmon on Tuesday evenings. Participants are welcome to wear masks and practice social distancing while in the studio. Please bring your own mats and cushions. Chairs will be provided.
Yoga Samadhi Tuesday Evening Schedule:
- 5:00 pm – Studio Opens
- 5:15 pm – One Hour Sitting Meditation (please arrive and be seated by 5:15 p.m.; silent with no instructions given)
- 6:15 pm – Break
- 6:30 pm – Guided Meditation (instruction given)
- 7:00 pm – Short Dhamma Reflection
- 7:15 pm – Question and Answer
- 8:00 pm – Closing
The address of the Yoga Samadhi Studio is: 177 W Jewett Blvd, White Salmon, WA 98672
Everyone is welcome no matter your experience or skill level. To preserve a sense of quiet and peace, we ask those who wish to participate in the 5:15 p.m. sit to stay for the entire hour. Please do not enter if you arrive after 5:15 p.m., and please feel free to return at 6:15 p.m.
Please send any questions about Yoga Samadhi Tuesday Teachings to: email@example.com
The Abbot’s Kuti
Though the building climate and supply chain issues are challenging, progress is being made on the Abbot’s Kuti. Ajahn Sudanto and the Sanghata Board are already working with the contractor and the architect to ensure an Abbot’s Kuti that is beautiful and appropriate for the Hermitage, and construction will begin next spring.
General Maintenance and Beautification
There are several ongoing projects for the overall maintenance and beautification of the Hermitage:
- The water system for the watershed is being finished, including improving driving access.
- The monks have spent the last several weeks spring cleaning and painting the interior of the main Hermitage building.
2022 Pacific Crest Trail Hike
In mid-summer, the monks will be hiking a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail, from Mt. Adams to the Canadian border, over a period of two to three weeks. There will be opportunities to meet them and offer meals. There will also be opportunities to join the hike at various periods for a few days with the monks. If you are interested in either or both of these opportunities, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “2022 PCT Hike.”