Temple Forest Monastery
Upasampadā and Pabbajja – monk and novice ordinations – Sunday, August 12
Please join the community for a special day on August 12, when two men will take further steps in to the training. Samanera Santi will be taking full ordination (upasampada) as a monk (bhikkhu); and Anagarika Jeff will be taking the "Going Forth" (pabbajja) as a novice (samanera).
Luang Por Viradhammo will be coming down from Tisarana, his monastery in Ontario, for the occassion in order to act as Preceptor (upajaya). He will likely also offer the Dhamma Talk on the preceding Saturday evening at 7pm.
The event will begin at 1pm. All are welcome as usual to join in the meal offering as well, at 11am.
This summer Ajahn Sucitto is spending the Vassa with us, staying at Temple from July 27–November 4.
This year supporters of Jetavana, Temple Forest Monastery wish once more to make a traditional Kathina offering in a ceremony that is scheduled to take place at te monastery on Sunday, November 4. They invite anyone who wishes to attend and take aprt in the occasion. Ajahn Sucitto will be offering a Dhamma Talk at around 1 p.m.
Visitors are welcome, for day visits or (from April–December) for overnight stays.