Monday, July 22 is Asalha Puja, one of the more important days on the Buddhist calendar, and the day before the monastic community enters the traditional three-month Rains Retreat, or Vassa. There will be an evening puja at the vihara, from 7–9.30 p.m., which will include some traditional chanting, group meditation and a Dhamma Talk. There will also be a Precepts-taking Ceremony for Jeff Miller, who will become an anagarika, or postulant, for the six-week period he will be staying with the monks and helping at the vihara.
You are welcome to join us for the evening – though please call the vihara or email (via the Contact page) in advance to let us know you are coming so that we have an idea of the numbers (thanks!).