Dhammadharini Vihara in Santa Rosa

Welcome to Dhammadharini Vihara in Santa Rosa


Vihara Teaching and Meditation Program

We offer these open times for friends to join in meditation and Dhamma teaching at the Vihara. 
These times are opportunities open to all friends of Dhammadharini. 

Tuesday Evening Meditation & Dhamma Talk  7:00 - 8:30 pm

Guided Meditation followed by Silent Sitting Meditation (45 mins)
Dhamma Reflection followed by Dhamma Discussion + Q & A 
Closing Chant 
(Possible to stay and ask personal Dhamma & meditation questions afterwards till 9 pm.) 

Friday Evening Sutta Study & Discussion Group 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm

Please RSVP and check calendar for cancellations

Evening Chanting (short form)
20 mins Silent Sitting Meditation 
Sutta Reading from a Discourse of the Buddhas (reading may be requested by participants or chosen by the teacher) 
Discussion + Q & A 
Closing Chant 
(Possible to stay and ask personal Dhamma and practice questions afterwards till 9 pm) 

 Offering Meal Dana 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

with Daily Dhamma Teaching & Discussion 

When coming to offer Alms Meal Dana at the Vihara, you are welcome to request a Dhamma reflection or discussion of any topic of Dhamma, or to ask to speak about meditation together, by arrangement . You can also offer a meal and time of Dhamma sharing at your home or another location on arrangement.

Is it possible to request the refuges and precepts at this time for who so wishes.
Email or phone the Vihara to reserve your day Mon-Sat.

Sunday Dhamma & Open Potluck Day at the Vihara 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Most Sundays will be open potluck days (check our on-line calendar to confirm dates). 
Arrive around 10:30 am. 
10:45 am - 11:00 am : Dana meal offering setup
11:00 am - Dana meal offering to Monastics
11:10 Anumodana  (Refuges and Precepts  if requested) followed by potluck meal for visitors
12:30 pm -1:00 pm - cleanup 
After Clean up:  Dhamma Reflection, Group Q & A and Dhamma Discussion time with the Bhikkhunis

Kalyanamitta Group, 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month 9:00 am - 10:45 am

Not a drop-in group.

We are looking for dedicated experienced Theravada (Vipassana) meditation practitioners to join this group on a regular basis. 

Please contact Maryann Marks before joining the group
Phone  707-322-2523 or email maryann.marks.mft@gmail.com 

9:00 am - 9:45 am meditation
short break
9:50 am - 10:45 am - peer discussion group (we will have a dhamma topic to discuss)

*Note: the Kalyanamitta group is not an open group - one must apply and register beforehand.


Special note on Generosity/Dana

The time and space, the presence of the monastics, and these precious teachings -- all will be being offered freely in the spirit of inspired generosity and Dhamma friendship. It is a great treasure for those who are participating in offering and sharing this possibility to be able to do so.

Our monastics live completely on the ethics of freewill generosity. There will be no "dana talks", fees charged, requests for donations, or suggested donation at the vihara. You are welcome, as you feel moved, to contribute to food or useful supplies, to offer your gift of service at any time/s in the way you feel called to, to participate in days of communal almsgiving, to contribute to Vihara rent and utilities, monastic medical or useful things -- and/or to simply share the blessings of the practice with all in your life!

Thank you for your practice. May you have every good blessing...
We hope you enjoy and gain much benefit from the Dhamma teachings!

Dhammadharini Vihara in Santa Rosa
Email: santarosa.vihara@gmail.com
Mailing Address & Physical Address: 5010 Grange Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, USA 
Phone: 1-707-583-9522 

* Sorry, no pets allowed on property

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