Venerable Ajahn Candasirī in Dhammārāma

Venerable Ajahn Candasirī is one of the first and most senior Siladhārā nuns in Ajahn Chah’s tradition. She is the abbess of Milntuim Hermitage for nuns in Scotland.

Born in Scotland in 1947, Ajahn Candasirī worked as an occupational therapist, mainly in the field of mental illness. An interest in meditation led her to meet Venerable Ajahn Sumedho in 1977. Inspired by his teachings and example, she undertook monastic life in England, with Ajahn Sumedho as the preceptor. She spent her initial years at Cittaviveka and Amaravati Monasteries.

She was in Dhammārāma from January 27 to February 14, 2020, and was accompanied by Sister Khemakā.

Ajahn led a residential retreat from January 31 to February 7, 2020 (Friday to Friday) at Dhammārāma. The Retreat theme was Kindness and Anatta.

A forgiveness ceremony was also conducted on February 14, 2020 (Friday) at Dhammārāma.

SCHEDULE

Retreat started: 31st January (5 pm)

Retreat ended:: 7th February (5 pm)

Friday 31st January (OPENING DAY)

Arrivals and registration till 5:00 pm

5.00 pm – 6.00 pm : Orientation & Tea

6.00 pm – 6.45 pm : Evening chanting and meditation

6.45 pm – 8.00 pm : Desana and Q&A

8.05 pm – 8.30 pm : Hindi Summary of evening session

Saturday 1st February to Thursday 6th February

5.30 am – 6.30 am: Meditation

6.30 am – 8.30 am: Breakfast and Rest

8.45 am – 9.45 am : Morning chanting and meditation (sitting/walking)

9.45 am – 11.00 am : Morning reflection

11.00 am – 12 noon : Meal offering

12 noon – 1.30 pm : Rest

1.30 pm – 2.00 pm : Hindi summary of morning session

2.00 pm – 3.30 pm : Q&A and Dhamma discussion

3.30 pm – 3.40 pm : Break

3.40 pm – 5.00 pm : Sitting and walking meditation

5.00 pm – 6.00 pm : Tea break

6.00 pm – 6.45 pm : Evening chanting and meditation

6.45 pm – 8.00 pm : Desana and meditation

8.05 pm – 8.30 pm : Hindi Summary of afternoon and evening sessions

Friday 7th February (CLOSING DAY)

5.30 am – 6.30 am: Meditation and Chanting

6.30 am – 8.30 am: Breakfast and Rest

8.45 am – 9.45 am : Morning chanting and meditation (sitting/walking)

9.45 am – 11.00 am : Morning reflection

11.00 am – 12 noon : Meal offering

12 noon – 1.30 pm : Rest

1.30 pm – 2.00 pm : Hindi summary of morning session

2.00 pm – 3.30 pm : Q&A and Dhamma discussion

3.30 pm – 3.40 pm : Break

3.40 pm – 4.30 pm : Closing

4.30 pm – 5.00 pm : Tea

Retreat ended at 5.00 pm

Friday 14th February (Forgiveness Ceremony)

Date

31 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020
Expired!

Time

All Day

Location

Dhammārāma
3rd & 4th floor, Plot no. 8, Sector 11 Dwarka, Opp Sector 11 Metro Station Gate 1, New Delhi – 110075
Category

Organizer

Dhammārāma
Phone
9910066624
Email
vt.treasury@gmail.com