Progress Update: Mon 24th Dec, 2012

New Year’s Eve Gathering

Come join us for a New Year’s Eve gathering.  We’ll begin with a group meditation at 7pm followed by a Dhamma Talk.  After that, there will be a bonfire for those who are interested.   Bring your own marshmallows!  After the bonfire, we’ll gather together in the hall to ring in the New Year.

Bhikkhu Vihara Planning Coming Along

As some of you may know, we’re planning a new large building it the big field next to the road.  It is called the ‘Bhikkhu Vihara’ and will be used as a general purpose building for the monks.  It will have showers, a shrine room, a library, etc.  The concept design is finished.  The architect is now doing the final building drawings and  we hope that we will have the building permits and shovels on the ground by May.  Check out the drawings on the website.

Luang Por Viradhammo Retreat

Luang Por Viradhammo will hold a ten day retreat organized by the Theravada Buddhist Community of Toronto.  Information is below…

10 day Buddhist Meditation Retreat With Ajahn Viradhammo
Friday, March 29, 2013 to Sunday, April 7, 2013
At: The Ecology Retreat Centre, Hockley Valley, Ontario
Cost (non-profit): $695
Organized By: The Theravada Buddhist Community

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Details and reservations right after New Year’s

Winter Retreat Approaching

We’re looking forward to our annual winter retreat.  The retreat will run from early January until late March.  The monks typically devote themselves to meditation and study during this time. We won’t be accepting any guests during the winter retreat.

Luang Por Viradhammo will leave in January to visit Thailand.  He will return in February to finish the retreat with the community.