We are delighted to have these wonderful Dhamma & meditation offerings to share with you. Please mark your calendars and participate as much as you can.Full moon and new moon daylong retreats are offered at our new monastery and hermitage., There are evening Dhamma & meditation teachings at the Dhammadharini Monastery as well as those offered in Fremont, Oakland, Alameda, San Rafael, Santa Rosa and Ukiah by Dhammadharini Bhikkhunis.
The complete calendar of public events can be found here.
In Mahapajapati Gotami's Footsteps:
Seminar on the Leadership of Women in Buddhism
Sunday, February 26, 2017 ❧ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This is the third of four events celebrating the 2600-year anniversary of Bhikkhuni Sangha, with a focus on the Arahant Bhikkhuni Mahapajapati Gotami, as the pathbreaker, leader, and mentor of the early women's sangha.
In joining this discussion, we invite you to recall an exemplary woman who has affected your life and changed the world. This may be an ancient or modern spiritual leader. What is her story? How was her impact mediated by gender? In what ways did she transcend gender distinctions.
Ayya Sobhana Theri at Southern Dharma Retreat Center, March 25-30
“The process of life in me is not separate from nature.” Developing this perception can calm the mind, heal agitation and worry, and open the clear space for insight to arise. This meditation retreat will be based on the inspiring Buddhist text: the Exposition of the Elements. Registration information here
Monastic Community at Dhammadharini Monastery, April 9-May 19
The Dhammadharini Monastery, in Penngrove will be on retreat and open for day visitors who are happy to join in silent meditation.
The Aranyabodhi Hermitage will be closed to visitors from April 9th to May 19th for secluded retreat time for the monastics.
The Various Modes of Mindfulness Seen in the Gradual Training
Saturday, May 20 at Dhammadharini Monastery
Sayadaw U Jagara has 35 years' experience as a Buddhist monk, living in Sri Lanka and Myanmar, dedicated to the practice, study and teaching of dhamma. Born in Canada, he has trained and taught in the U Ba Khin as well as in the Pa Auk traditions of Myanmar.
The bhikkhunis have benefited from the Sayadaw's teaching in the Bay Area over the past several years, and we are delighted to bring him to Dhammadharini Monastery.
Please mark your calendar and watch for retreat registration information.
New schedule during standard time, Details here❧ Weekly Programs
Dhamma Sunday (attend all or part) February 5, 12, 19, 26. March 5, 12, 19, 26.
Monday — Quiet day for monastics and residents, no formal programs Tuesday 7:00-8:30 pm — "Meditate with a Monk" meditation instruction, meditation & Dhamma reflection followed by Q&A (open group - drop in) Wednesday through Sunday 7:00-8:30 pm — Evening puja, sutta chanting and silent meditation
in Fremont, Oakland, Alameda, San Rafael, Santa Rosa & Ukiah: check calendar here to confirm dates
May all benefit greatly in their meditation and growth in mindfulness, insight & wisdom!
Friends are always welcome to visit the monastery and the hermitage individually or in groups, to offer meal dana, meditate, listen to the Dhamma, or help out with practical chores. Please contact us to plan your visit.
at the western foot of Sonoma Mountain
6791 Sturtevant Dr., Penngrove CA 94951
Tel: (707) 583-9522 or 9523
Dhammadharini's Awakening Forest Hermitage: Aranya Bodhi
on the Sonoma Coast
PO Box 16, Jenner, CA 95450
Tel: (707) 340-4281,