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 […]

Monastic Winter Retreat Begins

December 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020 A Time for Silence, Reflection and Renewal Each year at this time, monks of this tradition enter more deeply into solitary and silent study and meditation.  It’s an important time of reflection and renewal for them. We can be helpful, during this time, by refraining from unnecessary conversation […]