Still We Stand
A Celebration & Fundraiser – Sunday, July 18th – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
With Luang Por Pasanno, accompanied by Ajahn Karunadhammo
Please join us, in person or via zoom, link below – no registration needed – potluck meal – schedule also listed below. We respectfully ask anyone attending in person to be fully vaccinated by July 17th. Children not yet eligible for vaccination are welcome.
So Much to Celebrate
It’s been a really tough year and a half. The doors to our Dhamma Center have been closed for a full 15 months. Yet within this challenge, our extended community gave and received so well that today we still stand! How wonderful to behold. Now, the doors to this city refuge are open once again and we no longer have to wear masks or social distance from each other. So let us, as the Buddha advised, draw close to our monastic family, and to each other, our spiritual friends.
Luang Por Pasanno will anchor this day of practice and celebration. As well, we will take this opportunity to celebrate Luang Por’s 72nd birthday – it’s officially on the 26th but he has kindly agreed to share cake and ice cream with us albeit a bit early.
A Strong Building for a Strong Community
Amazingly, as of today, the ongoing support we have received over this past 15 months has given us just enough margin to bring all our programs back this Fall. Thank YOU! And yet, 15 months of our building being empty has exposed some inevitable repairs needing attention.
With your help, this building will stay standing too. Here is how your donations will be directed:
- Wiring: 1/2 of the electrical wiring is 60-80 years old. We had a few mysterious intermittent outages this spring. It’s time to rewire.
- New plumbing from the street into the kitchen. The existing pipe is damaged. This will greatly increase our water pressure.
- Paint and storage units for all three bathrooms would immediately beautify.
Schedule for the Day
The first part of the day will be in noble silence and ends at the start of the meal.
8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Arrive or log on. Drop off meal-offering downstairs. Head upstairs.
8:50 – 9:00 a.m. Quietly settle in (or join in on zoom).
9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Precepts, Sitting and Walking Meditations, Dhamma Talk by Luang Por Pasanno
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. End of Silence. Meal offering and Birthday cake, Clean up and Mingle, Break.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Reflections on the past year, Update on the state of the building and how your support will be directed.
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Closing words from monastics and blessing chant
How lovely to join together and make this day a thing of beauty. And what a pleasure it will be to work together again! It takes many volunteers to pull off events such as this one. Please, will you help? You can sign up by clicking on our contact page and indicate in what ways, listed below, you can help and someone will be in contact. Thank you!
Yogi jobs and lead persons:
- Prepare, Set up, and greet with Jim Fairchild
- Online and tech support with Alistair Williamson
- Kitchen wizardry with Ruby Grad and Patty Pandzik
- Tearing down with Kristen Saxton