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Sat. Jan. 8th | Karuna-Virus Daylong Retreat: A Cure for Feeling Socially-Distanced

Develop the Four Boundless Qualities of Heart with Monastics Ajahn Kovilo, Tan Nisabho, and Ayya Cittananda

Sat. Jan. 8th , 9 am – 5 pm, Fauntleroy Church in West Seattle, 9140 California Ave SW (also live-streamed on Clear Mountain’s YouTube channel).
We ask that participants be vaccinated or have received a negative Covid-19 test within the previous 72 hours. Thank you for your understanding.

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, spreads 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. Ajahn Kovilo and Tan Nisabho are part of the Clear Mountain Monastery Project, an aspiring Thai Forest Monastery in the greater Seattle Area.

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Date

Jan 08 2022

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 08 2022
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fauntleroy Church

Location

Fauntleroy Church
9140 California Ave SW
Website
https://www.fauntleroyucc.org/

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.

  • Nisabho Bhikkhu
    Nisabho Bhikkhu

    After finishing college in 2012, “Tahn” 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, Tahn Nisabho returned to the Northwest hoping to help establish a refuge of Dhamma and practice near Seattle.