Samanadipa Forest Buddhist Monastery

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Vesak, Pha Pa, Pabbajja | 19 May 2024

Dear friends, We are inviting you to our Pha Pa festival and pabbajja (novice) ordination at Samanadipa Monastery, taking place on the 19th of May. What is Vesak?Vesak, also known as Vesākha, is a  Buddhist celebration that commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of the ascetic Gautama, the historical Buddha. What is Pha Pa?Pha Pa […]

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Kathina season celebration | 5 nov. 2023

Dear friends,   We are inviting you to our Kathina celebration at Samanadipa Monastery, taking place on the 5th of November.   What is Kathina?   Kathina is a significant Buddhist festival that marks the end of the traditional three-month rainy season retreat for monks. During this time, monks stay within their monasteries, dedicating themselves […]

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Samanadipa eligible for income tax share of 1%

The Income Tax Act allows taxpayers in Slovenia to decide for themselves to whom they will allocate up to 1.0% of the assessed income tax, which the state of Slovenia allocates to finance non-profit institutions. Taxpayers can therefore divert part of the income tax, which in any case is taken by the state and does […]

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Newsletter – March 2023

It has been many months since our last newsletter, and many things have happened in the meantime. In mid-November, Bhante Sihacitto went to Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sancturary, Malaysia, to study and experience different styles of monastic life. Shortly after we welcomed Bhante Chris Viccagaro, who came to us all the way from Australia for a few […]

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Offering Food at 8.30 am

From today onwards the community will be eating one meal a day that is offered at 8.30am. If you wish to bring a cooked dana for the monks you can still do that at 11am but with a PRIOR NOTICE (via email or call) so that we can adjust accordingly on that day.

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New book: The Only Way to Jhāna by Ajahn Nyanamoli

Meditation according the early Suttas This book offers a practical guide on how virtue and sense restraint, paired with ‘concurrent attention’, result in what the Buddha described as jhāna meditation or an experience elevated from any obstructive states. The early Suttas explicitly repeat that the only way to this purification is through the taming of […]

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Ajahn Nyanamoli becomes the Acting Guardian (the abbot) of Samanadipa

On Sunday, 11th December, Ajahn Hiriko temporarily stepped down as the General Guardian of Samanadipa Monastery to have a break from this responsible position. Ajahn Nyanamoli kindly agreed to step in as the Acting General Guardian. Biography He was born in Smederevo, Serbia, in 1983. He took anagārika precepts in UK in 2005, sāmaṇera ordination […]

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Celebrating Kathina Season 2022

The Kaṭhina Ceremony takes place once a year after the completion of the three-month rains-retreat (vassa) of Buddhist monks, which begins on the Full Moon Day of July and lasts till the Full Moon Day of October. Kathina time is a special occasion for many reasons. For the monks, Kathina reminds them of GRATITUDE: Gratitude […]

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Change of the Constitution and names

On October 10, the Congregation of Monks approved the amendment of our Consitution. The change was necessary, as the old act prevented the establishment of constituent parts, the possibility of nuns living in Samanadipa, and obtaining visas for volunteers. The importance of the permission to establish the constituent parts is so that we can establish […]

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Bhante Nyanadipa’s 2nd Death Anniversary

PDF | ePub | mobi get the book This book is about Bhante Ñāṇadīpa, an incredible figure and, for many, the ideal forest monk. We might read about such people from centuries ago, like the Venerable Mahā Kassapa, in the ancient Buddhist texts, or read about the more recent famous Thai forest monks, such as […]

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Newsletter – September 2022

Dear friends of Samaṇadīpa Hermitage, The community of Samaṇadīpa is happy to share some news about recent events at the Hermitage. PROJECTS Samaṇadīpa has a new website. We express our deep gratitude and appreciation to Rob Horsfall, who dedicated many hours of his valuable free time to create a new presentation of the Hermitage on […]

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