Group Retreat August is a perfect time to be out at the Hermitage. Please fill out the visitor's page on the Arrow River website so we know you are interesting in attending and to receive details about the weekend. This retreat offers a full program of meditation instruction, Dhamma teachings and fellowship with other practitioners in the beautiful Hermitage environment. No experience is necessary, but it helps if you like a rustic setting.
Days of Mindfulness - A day of meditation from 12:30 - 5:30 pm. Come out for the morning sit at 7:30 am and stay all day or just come out for the Dhamma Talk at 7 pm. Pot Luck meal at 10:30 am.
Ayya Suvijjana Bhikkhuni from California and an attendant will be spendng a month at Arrow River Forest Hermitage
Ajahn Punnadhammo will be away from the Hermitage.
- on Jun 4-6 he is in Peterborough, sponsored by “The Buddhist Place”
- on Jun 7-9 he will be in Ottawa and teaching at the “Ottawa Buddhist Society"
The Spring and Summer edition of our Newsletter "The River Dhamma" is now available to download.
Ajahn Vajiro from Sumedharama Buddhist Monastery in Portugal will be spending a few days at Arrow River Forest Hermitage.
He was born in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia in 1953. He studied in England and obtained a degree in Economics in 1974. In 1979 he met Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho when they paid a visit to Hampstead Vihara in Oakenholt, England.
News Years Eve @ Arrow River Forest Hermitage
Hwy 593 – Devon Road (Directions to ARFH)
(approximately 20 km off Hwy 61 & 593 junction)
Date: December 31.2018
Event starts: 8:30 pm with a short meditation
Ajahn Punnadhammo will lead with Jataka stories
Tea and allowable snacks will follow
Bonfire just before midnight (weather permitting)
Staying Overnight : Set up in the Pavilion or the Learning Center
Bring cold weather camping gear
New Years Day: You are welcome to join us for the meal
Offering will be @ 11:00 am
Bring something for the table (enough to serve 4 people)
Note: There is limited space for reheating of any food.
Suggestions: juice, desert, cold meat, cold dishes, raw veggies
Have a Safe and Happy New Year.
The Fall edition of our Newsletter "The River
is now available to download.
The Thai Healing Center will be hosting in-town Dhamma talks at 6:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month from November 7 until May 1, 2019.
Tan Kondañño from Abhayagiri will be arriving at Arrow River Forest Hermitage on Saturday, Aug.18 and will be staying for some time.
He was raised in Pittsburgh, PA. His first exposure to the Dhamma occurred while on an Aikido retreat at Mt. Baldy Zen center in the late 90’s. After a short stint with Zen, he began to regularly attend and serve Goenka Vipassana courses. In 2009, he moved to Cobb, CA in order to assist in the development of the Northern California Vipassana Center. He began visiting Abhayagiri in 2011 with the desire to diversify and deepen his practice. Tan Kondañño went forth as an Anagarika on May 17, 2014, took Samanera precepts on June 9, 2015 and took full Bhikkhu precepts on June 5, 2016.
The Annual General Meeting of Arrow River Forest Hermitage will be held at the Hermitage property on Highway 593 (Devon Road) on Saturday, September. 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
At this meeting we will elect the board of directors, review of financial statements, progress made by the Hermitage and what is planned for the upcoming year.
You are also invited to come early for the potluck BBQ at 11:00 a.m. Please bring a dish to share.
As usual, there will be a Dhamma talk at 7 p.m.
There are a number of events occurring over the next few weeks.
July 16 - 26 Bhikkuni Suvijjana will be visiting from Dhammadharini Monastery in Califormia.
July 21 Day of Mindfulness Becoming aware of our thoughts and actions is important in Buddhist practice and mindfulness days help us with our meditation and establishing right intention. Arrow River will be having a Day of Mindfulness dedicated to meditation on Sat. July 21st.
August 3-6 Group Retreat August is a perfect time to be out at the Hermitage. Please fill out the visitor's page on the Arrow River website so we know you are interesting in attending and to receive details about the weekend. This retreat offers a full program of meditation instruction, Dhamma teachings and fellowship with other practitioners in the beautiful Hermitage environment. No experience is necessary, but it helps if you like a rustic setting.
The latest River Dhamma is now available, and you will notice a few format changes. As well as a few news items, you will find notices about the Hermitage's summer activities. Hope you can come to visit and participate at the events. Wishing you a warm and happy spring/summer.
Ajahn Punnadhammo now has a YouTube channel that you may want to check out. There is not a lot of content up yet, but you can subscribe to be notified when new material is added. We have a series of Cosmology videos in the works.
The North American Abbott's meeting is being hosted by Birken Forest Monastery this year. Ajahn Punnadhammo will be attending.
Ajahn Punnadhammo will be at Buddhist Insights in New York, NY. Check their website for details.
Space, Time and Being
Part 2 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology. In conversation: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo
Ajahn Jotipalo will be visiting. He has agreed to give the Dhamma talk at 7:00pm on the 22nd.
Arrow River Forest Hermitage
Short documentary by David O'Brien, shot at Arrow River Hermitage in Ontario, Canada. - Feb, 2017
Ajahn Punnadhammo will be in
Cuba for the first ever Theravada ordination in that
Space, Time and Being
Part 1 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology. In conversation: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo
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Our Winter Book
Study this year will be looking at Emptiness: A Practical Guide For
that the local Chapters will have a few copies