Pacific Hermitage, 2018 Pah Bah Celebration
Pah Bah Weekend, White Salmon
September 15 & 16
Everyone is welcome to this joyful and family oriented event at the Grange Hall in White Salmon, WA!
NOTE: September is a busy month in the Columbia River Gorge. If you plan on staying overnight for the 2018 Pah Bah, please reserve your lodging now! We look forward to seeing you!
- Saturday, Sept. 15: Meditation daylong retreat – exact times to be posted soon
- Sunday, Sept. 16: Pah Bah ceremony
A Pah Bah is a traditional Thai ceremony for offering robe-cloth to monastics.
In the Buddha’s time, people left scraps of cloth in the forest for the monks to find and use to piece together their robes.
These days, lay supporters — known as “sponsors” — invite the monks to receive robe cloth and other offerings at a Pah Bah ceremony. When someone (or a group) sponsors a Pah Bah for the Hermitage, the Board of Stewards (Sanghata) takes an active role in helping to organize and coordinate the event.
Can you help? If so, thank you so much – we can really use your support. We can use volunteers to; help set up, move chairs & tables, greet people, clean up, or lend a hand in the kitchen. you’d just like more information about the Pah Bah, please visit us at pahbah@sanghata or simply donate directly.
We hope to see you for any or all of the Pah Bah weekend activities!