A Successful Virtual Retreat

The first-ever Birken Forest Monastery and Pacific Hermitage virtual retreat was an overwhelming success. Hundreds of retreatants joined us – from South Africa to Azerbaijan, from Canada to White Salmon, WA. There was great appreciation […]

2019 March & April News

*New Tuesday Night Meditation Option * Regular Monthly Events Return (including April 6 Garden Party) * A Look Ahead at 2019 * Monastic Comings and Goings New: One Hour of Silent Meditation Offered Before Regular Tuesday Night Program Starting April 2, the monks will offer a weekly one-hour silent meditation period for experienced meditators. It […]

Fallen Garden Party 2015

From Fallen Trees to Firewood Thanks to the hard working crew who showed up for the final Garden Party of 2015! They skillfully cut, split and stacked firewood from trees that had succumbed to nature over the last year or so. The Hermitage should be cozy this Winter! Fall Gardens and Winter Rooftops In addition, […]

2015 Pah Bah: Fall Almsgiving Retreat & Event

Buddhist Ceremony to Support Pacific Hermitage On September 20, supporters will hold a traditional Thai Buddhist alms-giving ceremony called a Pah Bah (pronounced paw-baw) in support of and gratitude for the Buddha’s teachings as well as the spiritual practice, example and teachings of the monastics at the Pacific Hermitage.  Each year since 2010, supporters have […]