Monastic Winter Retreat at the Hermitage

Winter Retreat is Dec. 1 – Mar. 31 Monks at Hermitage throughout Winter Ajahn Sudanto away Nov. 14 – Jan. 29 Monastic Winter Retreat … A Quiet Time Winter Retreat:  December 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019 Winter Retreat is an important time of reflection and renewal for the monks.  During this time, monastics are more solitary.  […]

With Deep Gratitude: A Look Back at 2018

About this time every year, the Hermitage Board of Stewards sends out a letter that summarizes the year’s key events, projects and plans.  Click here to see the complete 2018 Sanghata letter.  Learn about this year’s Pah Bah, long-range planning, a dedicated abbot’s kuti, and more. Visit to learn about the board and how to support […]


Birken Forest Monastery (Sitavana)May 1 – 15, 2019Ajahn Sona Retreat on Right Effort Join the Pacific Hermitage monastics and lay community members  for this opportunity to deepen your meditation practice in a beautiful British Columbia setting.  Applications accepted starting November 1.  Visit Ajahn Sona’s  YouTube channel to see why he is respected as such a gifted and clear teacher! […]