In honor of Ajahn Kovilo’s visit to Seattle this winter, Clear Mountain is holding its second daylong retreat on Sat. Jan. 8th, both in-person at Fauntleroy Church and online on Clear Mountain’s YouTube channel. The retreat will give the community a chance to gather together and usher in the new year with a sense of goodwill and hope. Your may read more below, or register by clicking this link. We hope to see you there!
In this time of pandemic, isolation, and fear, we must turn increasingly to the sense of connection and spaciousness provided mettā, or goodwill. The Buddha’s teachings on the four “divine abodes” of loving-kindness, compassion, rejoicing, and equanimity provide a path towards just such strength of heart. However contagious the coronavirus has proven, karuna, the Buddhist term for compassion, transfers even more easily.
Ordained in the Thai Forest Tradition, Ajahn Kovilo and Tan Nisabho have trained under senior teachers such as Ajahn Pasanno, Ajahn Piak, Ajahn Jayasaro, and Ajahn Anan. Ayya Cittananda, who will be joining via Zoom, is a bhikkhuni who began her monastic path in 2006, living in numerous communities before settling down in Karuna Buddhist Vihara in Northern California and taking full ordination in 2018.
To learn more and register, click this link.