Ajahn Thanissaro (Geoff) Visits!

Ajahn Thanissaro (Geoff) will be visiting Portland beginning this Thursday and staying for a few days, and will come to White Salmon for the regular Tuesday night sit (Nov. 10).  Please see the Hermitage Calendar or the Portland Friends of the Dhamma website for information on Portland events this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Nov. […]

Many Show Interest in May Birken (2016) Retreat

The time for letting us know of your interest in the May 2016 Birken Forest Monastery retreat has come and gone. Twenty-five people emailed Bob to indicate their interest for the 12 slots that were available. Bob will email everyone when the “yogi list” and “waiting list” are finalized. A small number of additional slots […]

Ven. Thanavaro Joins Hermitage Residents

Venerable Thanavaro will join the Hermitage residents for about four weeks, starting Thursday evening, November 5, bringing the number of monastics back the three for awhile. Venerable Thanavaro was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1978. He studied philosophy and comparative religion before joined the monastic community at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, England. He received the anagarika […]

Register for 2016 Birken Retreat

Birken Retreat:  May 4-13, 2016 Registration is now open (Closed) for the Pacific Hermitage meditation retreat at Birken Forest Monastery, near Kamloops, BC. Ajahn Sona, Abbot of the monastery, will lead the retreat. At this time, the monastery can guarantee places for at least 12 lay participants.  We will fill those 12 slots and keep a […]

2015 Pah Bah :-)

Some 150 people gathered in White Salmon on September 20 to offer support to the Pacific Hermitage.  They came from near and far — as near as “just down the road,” to as far away as Thailand.  The Pah Bah sponsors, Pichit Wathanapaisal and Kanchana Umpai, came all the way from Illinois.  Donations totaled over $38,000 […]