Progress Update: December 11, 2010

Hello, here’s the latest news from Tisarana…

Ajahn Viradhammo Departs

Ajahn Viradhammo will depart for a five month trip on Monday. He will return to Canada in mid-May 2012. We wish Ajahn all the best for a safe and happy trip.

Ajahn Kusalo Returns

Ajahn Kusalo will return to Tisarana on December 22nd. He will be present to lead the community until Ajahn Viradhammo returns in mid-May. A warm welcome back to Ajahn.

New Year’s Celebration

We will ring in the New Year at Tisarana on December 31st. There will be a service at seven pm, with meditation and a Dhamma talk. Following the service we will have a bonfire and a marshmallow roast. Bring your own marshmallows. Attendees are free to leave during the marshmallow roast if they have other engagements. After enjoying the bonfire and some marshmallows, we will end 2011 with some meditation and chanting. The evening ends shortly after 12:00am. Come and join us.

Walkway Construction

The foundations have been laid and framing has begun for the walkway to our new meditation hall (Kusala Sala). The walkway will be a very warm way to get from the house to the meditation hall. Take a look next time you’re by.

Winter Retreat

Come and stay at the monastery during the winter retreat. We are currently looking for kitchen stewards. Potential stewards must book for a minimum of one week, and they must have stayed at the monastery before. If you are interested, please send in a booking form to Venerable Atulo.