The Nuns’ Sangha at our Kathina Ceremony on November 4th at Aloka Vihara, click here for more photos.
We have been invited to teach regularly on 3rd Sundays at the newly formed
‘SF Dharma Collective’ in the Mission, 2701 Folsom, San Francisco.
This community-led sangha is a continuation of the recently disolved
‘Against The Stream’ sangha.
We will continue with our series on the ten paramita, ‘Getting On Board For Liberation’, starting on December 16 with Ayya Santacitta speaking on ‘Adhitthana ~ Resolution’.
After our annual Winter Retreat (Jan 15 – April 15) we plan to return again for 3rd Sundays, starting on April 16, 2019.
1:30-1:45pm Refuges & Five Precepts
1:45-3:30pm Meditation & Dharma Reflection
3:30-4:00pm Tea & Discussion
On Full Moon of October (Pavarana Day) Carol Ennser formally started one year of Anagarika training with the Nuns’ Community at Aloka Vihara.
We are very glad to have a new sister ‘on board’ and share blessings with Anagarika Carol for an insightful and nourishing year with us.
From November 10 through December 4, Ayya Santacitta will visit Canmore again, on invitation of Sanghamitta (Mary Dumka), the founder and resident teacher of the Canmore Theravada Buddhist Community. Sanghamitta is a retired psychiatrist and is also trained in Chinese medicine and sound healing.
During her stay Ayya Santacitta will teach regularly on Tuesdays & Fridays at the center in Canmore and also at various venues in Calgary, please contact Sanghamitta for more info at <email@example.com>
The photo above shows the ‘Three Sisters’ towering above Canmore, about 20 km from Banff National Park.
Our community will be in Silent Retreat from November 26 through December 4.
If you wish to offer a meal, please click here.
Besides the meal time, the vihara will not be open for visitors during this retreat.
Join us for our Community Work Day on Saturday, November 3.
We will be preparing for our Kathina Ceremony on November 4, by making the monastery beautiful for this special day.
Please arrive by 8:30 am for a short meditation & reflection, to set the tone
of the day.
We will work from 8:30am – 3:30pm with a break for lunch at 11am. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.
If you plan to come, pleases RSVP Ayya Anandabodhi at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
With metta ~
We happy to let you know that Carol Ennser, who has lived with us now for several months, will be taking Anagarika Precepts on October 24 and requesting one year of Anagarika training with us.
All welcome to attend the ceremony at 5 pm, followed by Tea, Evening Puja and a Dhamma talk.
We are enjoying a visit of Ven Khenmo Drolma and Acarya Yeshe from Vajra Dakini Nunnery, in Portland, Maine. Khenmo Drolma is co-organizing the 24th Western Buddhist Monastic Gathering, this year at Spirit Rock, with Ayya Anandabodhi and Ayya Santacitta.
Acarya Yeshe is the first beneficiary of the Drikung Acharya Nuns Leadership Program, a year long fellowship for Tibetan Nuns from India, providing skills for international leadership and future growth of Samtenling Nunnery and its graduates.