Anumodana

With the monks sheltering in place at the Hermitage and suspending their events, alms rounds and meal gatherings, they would like to express “anumodana” in appreciation for all the generous support people are offering in this challenging time.

March 22 Coronavirus Update

Many of our monasteries worldwide have now closed down to the public as the pandemic continues to spread. This includes Wat Pah Nanachat in Thailand where I ordained. The monks have ceased walking alms and the local laity has suspended gathering to practice Dhamma, something unheard of in the history of our monastery With similar […]

Coronavirus Update

Our winter retreat period at the Pacific Hermitage will finish at the end of this month, but with the Coronavirus pandemic arriving now, our plans are changing by the day. I’ve been looking forward to reconnecting and sharing Dhamma with the broader community, but opportunities will be limited for the next couple months. Please read […]

Writing for the Hermitage

Hello Friends: For the last five years or so, I’ve been writing most of the website posts, emails, posters and flyers for the Hermitage. I stepped down from that role at the end of 2019. Winter Retreat is usually a quiet time, but as we near the end of it, we’re approaching a time when […]

2019 Sanghata Focus: Long-Range Planning

From the beginning, the Hermitage was intended to be both a monastic retreat and a source of support for lay practice. Now, with the early years of establishing the Hermitage behind us, the focus for Sanghata has changed to long-range planning and more fully realizing that original intention. We are working to shift monastic efforts […]