From Jeta Grove Foundation, and the organizing supporters for this event:
Please join us for a traditional gathering to support the establishment of a new branch monastery of Ajahn Chah in New England, organized by friends from the area and abroad. It will mark the end of the first Vassa (Rains Retreat) the monastic community have spent at the property – and be a great chance to gather together and see what’s happening.
Everyone is welcome to join us for any part of the occasion: an alms-round and shared meal, a Buddhist ‘Offering Ceremony’ and a Dhamma Talk offered by Luang Por Viradhammo.
We are honored also to have with us for the day Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni from Sati Saraniya Hermitage, as well as Ajahn Caganando, who was with Ajahn Jayanto in Boston last year.
10 a.m. – Introductory Remarks
10.15 a.m. – Paritta Chanting
10.30 a.m. – Prepare Food Offering
10.45 a.m. – Alms-round
11 a.m. – Shared Meal
12:30 p.m. – Precepts & Offering Ceremony
1 p.m. – Dhamma Talk by LP Viradhammo
2 p.m. – Close; chance to meet Sangha members
Dhamma Talk to be offered by Ven. Ajahn Viradhammo
Luang Por Viradhammo is abbot of Tisarana Monastery in Perth, Ontario. He was one of the earliest of Ajahn Chah’s Western disciples and has been a monk for over forty years.
*If anyone would like to come up to the monastery to help on the day – or the days before or after – please don't hesitate to contact Mark Lewis at [...]