New Year’s Eve All-Night Meditation Vigil (Online & In-Person)
Beginning at 7 pm on New Year’s Eve, Clear Mountain will host an all-night meditation vigil to celebrate the past year and set our aspiration together for the future.The evening, held in-person at Fauntleroy Church, 9140 California Ave SW, Seattle, and online via Zoom and YouTube livestream, will feature meditation, monastic teachings, and traditional chanting of 108 Itipi So homages. Though the gathering will continue through the night, participants may leave at any point.
7 pm: Welcome and evening chanting
7:30 – 8 pm: Sitting meditation
8 – 8:30 pm: Giving of precepts (optional) and Dhamma Talk
8:30 – 10 pm: Sitting and walking meditation
10-10:30 pm: Dhamma talk
10:30 pm – Midnight: Traditional chanting of 108 rounds of Itipi So homage to the Triple Gem.
12 – 12:30: Monastic reflections and distribution of Clear Mountain malas to those gathered. For those unable to attend, malas are available upon request.
(Suggested entry & exit point)
12:30 – 2:00: Coffee and slideshow and reflections from recent Clear Mountain pilgrimage to Thailand and Bodh Gaya.
2 – 4: Sitting and walking meditation
4 – 4:30 am: Morning chanting
(Suggested entry & exit point)
4:30 – 6 am: Sitting and walking meditation
6 – 7 am: Cleanup
7 am: Monastics receive alms in front of church.
What to Bring
A cushion to sit on if you want, though chairs will be available, a blanket if you run cold, and your love of practice!
Meeting ID: 868 0783 1857 / Passcode: 817295
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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.
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.