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Friday Morning Picnic, Dhamma Teaching, and Q&A with Ayyā Santussikā, Ayyā Cittānandā, Ajahn Kovilo, & Ajahn Nisabho

Friday, June 21, 8:30 am – 11 am, at Volunteer Park (picnic table by the water tower at the intersection of E Prospect St and 14th Ave, just south of the reservoir— Map).

Join us for a Dhamma talk, Q&A, and picnic with Ayyā Santussikā, Ayyā Cittānandā, Ajahn Kovilo, Ajahn Nisabho, and the Clear Mountain community! The morning, starting at 8:30 am, will begin with meditation, a teaching, and Q&A. Afterwards, those who want may offer food to the monastics and share a meal with other kalyāṇamittā, or spiritual friends, in a potluck picnic! Though not required, feel free to bring a dish to offer and share, and a blanket for yourself and others to sit on. Sadhu! .

What to Bring
A blanket, cushion, or folding chair to sit on.
If you’d like, a dish to offer the monastics or share with others!

Volunteer Park Meeting Place (Map)

Biography
Ayyā Santussikā
Ayyā Santussikā entered monastic life as an anagarika (eight-precept nun) in 2005, then ordained as a samaneri in 2010 and a bhikkhunī in 2012 at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara in Los Angeles. She has trained in large and small communities of nuns, including Amaravati and Chithurst monasteries of the Ajahn Chah tradition in England, and is one of the founders of Karuna Buddhist Vihara in Boulder Creek, CA, where she leads the community with Ayya Cittānandā.

Ayyā Cittānandā
After being inspired in 2005 by a college philosophy class, Ayya Cittānandā lived as a monastic at a small Chan monastery in Florida until moving to California, where she worked for two years while making daily visits to Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery. In 2013, she began looking for a place to ordain, spending time at numerous monasteries before taking the anagarika precepts at Karuna Buddhist Vihara in 2015, samaneri ordination in 2016, and bhikkhunī ordination in 2018.

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Date

Jun 21 2024

Time

8:30 am - 11:00 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 21 2024
  • Time: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location

Volunteer Park
1247 15th Ave E, Seattle
Category

Speakers

  • Ajahn Kovilo
    Ajahn Kovilo

    Ajahn Kovilo is an American monk who ordained in 2010 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery with Luang Por Pasanno as his preceptor. He likes memorizing things and walking around and hopes to one day enjoy meditation.

  • Ajahn Nisabho
    Ajahn Nisabho

    After finishing college in 2012, Ajahn Nisabho left his native Washington to go forth as a Buddhist monk in Thailand. He received full ordination the following spring under Ajahn Anan, a senior disciple of renowned meditation master, Ajahn Chah, and spent the following years training in forest monasteries throughout Thailand, Australia, and the US. While staying with some of the lineage’s most respected teachers, he grew to believe the Thai Forest Tradition’s balance of communal life with solitary forest dwelling, careful adherence to the monastic precepts, and focus on meditation represented a faithful embodiment of the original Buddhist path. Moreover, his time with contemporary masters such as Ajahn Anan, Ajahn Pasanno, and Ajahn Jayasaro, convinced him that such a path could yield great fruit in the heart even amidst the complexities of modern life.

    In 2020, after nearly eight years in robes, Ajahn Nisabho returned to the Northwest hoping to help establish a refuge of Dhamma and practice near Seattle.

  • Ayyā Cittānandā
    Ayyā Cittānandā
    Senior Monastic at Karuna Buddhist Vihara

    After being inspired in 2005 by a college philosophy class, Ayyā Cittānandā lived as a monastic at a small Chan monastery in Florida until moving to California, where she worked for two years while making daily visits to Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery. In 2013, she began looking for a place to ordain, spending time at numerous monasteries before taking the anagārikā precepts at Karuna Buddhist Vihara in 2015, sāmaṇerī ordination in 2016, and bhikkhunī ordination in 2018.

  • Ayyā Santussikā
    Ayyā Santussikā
    Senior Monastic of Karuna Buddhist Vihara

    Ayya Santussikā entered monastic life as an anagarika (eight-precept nun) in 2005, then ordained as a samaneri in 2010 and a bhikkhunī in 2012 at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara in Los Angeles. She has trained in large and small communities of nuns, including Amaravati and Chithurst monasteries of the Ajahn Chah tradition in England, and is one of the founders of Karuna Buddhist Vihara in Boulder Creek, CA, where she leads the community with Ayya Cittānandā.