Garden Party This Saturday and Other Spring Updates

Garden Party: Saturday June 1

Our second Garden Party of the season is this Saturday, June 1. These days are a wonderful opportunity to connect with the Sangha, and chat with other members of the Pacific Hermitage community. You can join for any part of the day, schedule is shown below.

Meal Offering: 11:00 AM. Feel free to bring a dish for the potluck style meal offering (please arrive by 10:30 if you’re bringing food).

Garden Work: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Please also feel free to bring any extra garden tools for the day, and dress in your ‘garden clothes.’

Tea: 3:00 pm – 4:00 PM.

Comings & Goings

After a few weeks of being away, Ajahn Sudanto and Tan Dhammavaro have returned to the Hermitage. Tan Cittapalo has returned to Abhayagiri for a short period before he spends the vassa at Temple Forest Monastery. The community has been so grateful for their kind presence!

Tan Jotimanto will arrive at the Hermitage for the June 22nd event at Portland Friends of the Dhamma, and will remain through the vassa. We look forward to welcoming him.

A New Book for Tuesday Nights at Yoga Samadhi

The discussion at Yoga Samadhi last week was focused on the Right Effort path factor, which Ajahn Sona’s new book, What Comes Before Mindfulness, notes is a “sadly neglected factor.” Beginning mid-June, Ajahn Sudanto will lead the Tuesday evening Dhamma discussions at Yoga Samadhi using this book. The time for the community meditation remains 6:30 – 7:30pm.

The 2024 Pacific Hermitage Retreats at Birken

The tradition of the Pacific Hermitage monks and lay supporters journeying to retreat at Birken Forest Monastery continued this year. Ajahn Sona’s theme this year was The Big Picture, watch for the videos to be posted on his YouTube channel in the coming weeks.