Sat, Jan 15|
Winter Retreat Uposatha Program 2022
Join in Dhammadharini’s winter retreat with day-long online retreats on the Uposatha lunar observance days.
Time & Location
Jan 15, 2022, 5:30 AM PST – Mar 31, 2022, 9:00 PM PDT
About the Event
Since the Buddha’s time, on the Full Moon and New Moon days, monastics and householders have gathered on the Uposatha. The monastics recite their precepts and listen to Dhamma talks, and dedicated lay practitioners undertake the Refuges and Eight Uposatha Precepts for one day, including evening fasting, celibacy and abstaining from adornment and entertainment. They have a daylong retreat, spending the day in sustained mindfulness and meditation, and listening to Dhamma teachings.
During the Dhammadharini community's three-month winter retreat, from January through March, Ven. Sobhana Theri will offer fortnightly day-long online retreats on the Uposatha days. She will offer Dhamma teachings based on the Dhammadharini's Winter Retreat practice with Ven. Bhikkhu Analayo’s course of lectures on The Mind Stilled: Nibbāna Sermons aka the “33 Nibbāna Sermons” of the late most venerable Kaṭukurunde Ñāṇananda Thero.
The very last program, at 7 pm PST on March 31, will be a Gratitude Program, sharing insights and blessings from all of Dhammadharini's resident community and the retreat participants, out to our whole community.
On each of the Uposatha lunar observance days, there will be a day-long retreat with online programs offered at the following times:
- 5:30-6:15 am Morning Puja
- 8:00-9:00 am Eight Precepts & Dhamma Talk
- 2:00-3:00 pm Guided meditation
- 7:00-7:15 pm Brief Evening Puja
- 7:15-7:45 pm Meditation
- 7:45-8:30 pm Dhamma Talk
[The times are given in Pacific Standard Time for California, USA. Please use a time zone converter for your local times. All of the events will be streamed on YouTube.com | Dhammadharini Monastery, so you can watch at your suitable time.]
In between these online sessions, you will be invited to continue your meditation and mindfulness throughout the day.
These are the Uposatha observance days:
- Sunday January 16 Full Moon
- Monday January 31 New Moon
- Tuesday February 15: Magha Full Moon Sangha Day/Mahapajapati & Founding 500
- Wednesday March 2 New Moon
- Thursday March 17 Full Moon
- Thursday March 31 New Moon
We welcome you to join us! Please register below to participate.
We hope that you will be able to join us in our three month long winter retreat practice, by following our schedule of teachings and practicing from your monastery, home, or wherever you may be. A more complete schedule and resource links can be found here.