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Sunday Afternoon Q&A with Ayyā Santussikā & Ayyā Cittānandā (In-Person & Online)

Join us for an intimate Q&A session with Ayyā Santussikā and Ayyā Cittānandā at 4 pm Sunday, Oct. 9th, at Amistad School’s Skinner Auditorium at the 1501 10th Ave E, across the North parking lot from Saint Mark’s cathedral. The session will give participants the chance to speak with and ask questions of two special visiting teachers during their brief stop in Seattle.

Those unable to join in-person may participate remotely via YouTube livestream or Zoom. Welcome!

Biographies
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 Ayyā Cittānandā.

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.

What to Bring
A cushion to sit on if you want, though chairs will be available as well, and your love of practice!

Parking
Those driving may enter the campus at the north between the cathedral and the St. Nicholas Building – the location of the Gage Academy and Seattle Amistad School. They may then drive all the way to the back of the cathedral. Parking is free for Clear Mountain attendees even though signs in the lot indicate payment is required. If the “carriage gateway” behind the St. Nicholas building is open, participants are encouraged to park there. We encourage the use of public transportation when convenient, and the Seattle bus #49 stops at the corner of 10th Ave. and E Galer, just north of the meeting place.

Covid-19 Policy
Vaccinations: Highly Recommended but we will not be verifying immunization status.
Masks: Optional. We ask everyone to respect each person’s decision to wear or not wear a mask.
The board is following current Washington State and King County recommendations. We will adjust as needed in the future.

Map for In-Person Participants Zoom Link for Remote Participants

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Date

Oct 09 2022

Time

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 09 2022
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Amistad School's Skinner Auditorium by St. Mark's

Location

Amistad School's Skinner Auditorium by St. Mark's
1501 10th Ave E, Seattle
Website
https://seattleamistadschool.org/
Category

Speakers

  • 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.