January 16 – April 16: Annual Winter Retreat at the vihara

Ayya Canda will join us for the first half of the retreat and Ayya Yeshe for the second half. We have a small but wonderful team of women supporting the retreat and benefiting from the deep silence too – Becky and Shannon will be with us through the whole three months, helping to take care of weekly shopping, cooking and other chores. There will be no overnight accommodation for guest over this time.

If you would like to stay connected through the retreat, here are ways you can:

  • Join us for Lunar Observance Evening Pujas for chanting, meditation & Dhamma, 7:00pm ~ stay as long as you wish or until midnight:

January 27
February 3, 10 (Magha Puja ~ Sangha Day), 18 & 25
March 4, 12, 20 & 27
April 11

  • Offering meal dana is a lovely way to support the sisters’ practice during their time on Winter Retreat. If you would like to offer a meal, please write to Becky or Shannon at <viharasteward@gmail.com> or call 530 647 8262. You could dedicate your offering, there may be a person you want to remember or honor, or an event to celebrate or commemorate (birth, death, marriage, graduation, etc).

Please note that the nuns will be keeping Noble Silence during the retreat. If you have any questions, please contact Becky or Shannon at <viharasteward@gmail.com>.

We are sharing the blessings of the special time with all of you!

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