Progress Update: May 8th, 2013


Come and join us in celebrating Vesak on Sunday, May 19th.  The schedule for the day is as follows…
10:00am- Please try to arrive by this time if you are planning on joining in the morning activities
10:30am- Five precepts
11:00am- Rice pindapat (almsround) and dana.  Please try to arrive by 10am if you are planning on participating.
1-1:30pm (approximately)- Dhamma talk by Tahn Ajahn Dtun
7:00pm- Evening puja and circumambulation of the shrine

Working Bee

Tisaraṇa will have a working bee on Sunday, May 12th to help prepare for Vesak and for Tahn Ajahn Dtun’s visit.  We’ve got plenty to do for those who’d like to come and join in the fun.  In addition to house and grounds cleaning, we’ll be working to clean up the demolition of the old tractor shed.  For those who are interested in helping with the demolition, please bring work boots.  The day will begin at 8:30am and end at 4pm, with a potluck lunch at 11am.  Just come on by if you’re interested; no need to RSVP.

Anagārika John Heads Off

Anagārika John headed off last week with plans to continue his training in Thailand.  He was very helpful to the monastery during his time here, especially with the monastery’s many carpentry projects.  Our best wishes go with him on his continuing journey.

Ajahn Dtun’s Visit

A highly respected and revered Thai Forest teacher, Ajahn Dtun, will be visiting Tisaraṇa from Sunday, May 19th to Wednesday, May 22nd. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet one of Thailand’s most treasured living meditation masters. He is currently the abbot of Wat Boonyawad, and teaches 40-50 monks.

In addition to teaching on Vesak (see above), Ajahn Dtun will also be giving two Dhamma talks, on May 20th & 21st, around 8:30pm after each evening puja.  Evening puja begins at 7pm.  It consists of traditional chanting and group meditation. Please arrive well before 7pm, so everyone can be seated silently before the chanting begins.

Tisaraṇa AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Tisarana Buddhist Monastery for the year 2012 will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. As usual, the location will be Tisarana Buddhist Monastery, 1356 Powers Road, R.R. #3, Perth, Ontario K7H 3C5

The agenda will include the election of officers for a two year term and the appointment of the Audit Committee for a one year term.

All are welcome.