Inner Activism & Response-Ability with Ayya Santacitta — Sunday Jan 28

Inner Activism & Response-Ability with Ayya Santacitta — Sunday Jan 28

Sunday, January 28, 2024: 9:25 – 10:45 am — Sunday Sit and Dharma Talk
In-person at IMC & on YouTube
YouTube Livestream

Topic: Inner Activism & Response-Ability

Santacitta Bhikkhuni will lead IMC’s Sunday morning sit and talk. We will follow a different schedule for Ayya’s visit:

  • 9:25 AM: 5-7  minute meditation
  • Dharma reflection
  • Guided meditation
  • Ending with a Q&A by 10:40/45 AM.

Following the talk: There will be a vegetarian potluck and meal offering for Ayya Santacitta and any monastics in attendance. Please join us! If you would like, please bring food to offer.

Santacitta Bhikkhuni was born in Austria and did her graduate studies in Cultural Anthropology, focusing on dance, theatre and ritual. She also worked in avant-garde dance theatre as a performer and costume designer. In 1988 she met Ajahn Buddhadasa in southern Thailand, who sparked her interest in Buddhist monastic life. She trained as a nun in England and Asia from 1993 until 2009, primarily in the lineage of Ajahn Chah. Since 2002, she has also received teachings in the lineage of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Santacitta Bhikkhuni co-founded Aloka Vihara in 2009 and received Bhikkhuni Ordination in 2011. She is committed to Gaia as a living being and resides at Aloka Earth Room, currently located in San Rafael, CA.