Activities at the Monastery

Sunday Services

Sunday Service is the regularly scheduled Buddhist practice for the Thai community. All are welcome who want to follow this practice.

Tuesday Evening Book Group

A weekly book discussion group is held on Tuesdays at 7 pm in the Activity Room. We begin each session with 30+ min of meditation, followed by a discussion of the assigned reading. No registration required and attendance every week is not required. All are welcome. The readings are announced through email. Sign up to receive weekly […]

Wednesday Evening Meditation

On Wednesday at 7.00pm we chant in Pali and English, followed by a 45 minute meditation, a tea break, and a Dhamma Talk in English. The Wednesday Sangha is primarily focused on meditation and learning Buddhist fundamentals. Beginners and those who have practiced before are welcome. If you have any questions about Wednesday Evening Meditation, […]

Registration for April 27th Retreat with Joseph Kappel

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AWAKE? Is the topic for the Day, with the intention of inviting everyone to settle in with periods of silent reflection, inner listening and skillful speech.  The Day begins at 9 am with lunch at 11:30, and ends at 5 pm. Lunch is provided by the generosity of the Sri Lankan […]

Visakha Puja Day

Visakha Puja, is an extremely important day in the Buddhist tradition, for it was on this day that the Buddha was born, and 35 years later awoke to the unexcelled right self-awakening, and another 45 years later passed away into total nibbana. In each case, these events took place on the full-moon day in May, […]

Asalha Puja Day

ASALHA PUJA DAY is one of Theravada Buddhism’s most important festivals, celebrating the day on which the Buddha gave the first sermon, called the Dhammacakkappavatta Sutta, the doctrine of the Four Noble Truths, to his five former yogis at the Deer Park in Benares, India. This first pivotal sermon, is often referred to as “setting into motion the wheel of dharma”. Anyakonthanya, one […]

Kathina Day

Kathina Day celebrates the completion of the 3 month rains retreat. To celebrate, the lay community offer the monastic community gifts of robes and supplies. “It is both a significant and joyful occasion that, over time, has become emblematic of the richness of the relationship that exists between the lay people and the monastics. This […]