Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

June 5, 2022
  • June 5, 2022

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Private: 8fp Path Tech Run-Through
July 12, 2022
  • July 12, 2022

    Tuesday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Avoid All Evil, Do Good, Purify the Mind with Ayya Santussika

    This event is hosted by the Sati Center

    Please register to receive Zoom link and other information about this course.

    In this 3-session course, we will delve into how to live by this teaching of all the Buddhas (Dhammapada 183). Using passages from the Pali suttas as our basis for discussion and practice, we will explore questions drawn from life experience. Each session will include instruction, meditation and discussion. Depending on the number of attendees, we might include short break-out sessions in small groups.

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    Ayya Santussika is a Theravada bhikkhuni who is trained and practicing in the Thai Forest tradition. Her faith in the Dhamma developed during many visits to monasteries of Ajahn Chah and his disciples in Thailand, America, England, New Zealand and Australia beginning in 1998. She has been training as a nun since 2005 in large and small monasteries in both England and America. In 2012, she received full ordination as a bhikkhuni and founded Karuna Buddhist Vihara, where she currently lives, located in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Boulder Creek, California. Her Dhamma teachings are primarily based on the Pali suttas.



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July 13, 2022
  • July 13, 2022

    Wednesday 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Bhante Sujato: The Way to the Beyond: A Study of the Pārāyanavagga

    This event is hosted by the Sati Center

    Please register to receive Zoom link and other information about this course.


    The Sutta Nipata culminates with a moving series of questions from sixteen brahmins to the Buddha, wrapped in a devotional narrative. It is unique in its literary form and emotional impact, and the questions by the brahmin students reveal them to be advanced practitioners with a sincere desire to learn. The chapter is quoted in the Suttas themselves, and remains a touchstone to this day. In this course, Bhante Sujato will read and comment from his own translation. The course aims to convey both the emotional uplift and incisive analysis of this foundational work.

    https://suttacentral.net/snp-parayanavagga?view=dense

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    Bhante Sujato is a senior teaching monk in Australia and the region. He is currently focussing on leading the team for SuttaCentral, a website for early Buddhist texts, translations, and parallels. He is also passionate about climate work and other contemporary issues. Many of his works can be found online at https://lokanta.github.io.

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July 20, 2022
  • July 20, 2022

    Wednesday 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Bhante Sujato: The Way to the Beyond: A Study of the Pārāyanavagga

    This event is hosted by the Sati Center

    Please register to receive Zoom link and other information about this course.


    The Sutta Nipata culminates with a moving series of questions from sixteen brahmins to the Buddha, wrapped in a devotional narrative. It is unique in its literary form and emotional impact, and the questions by the brahmin students reveal them to be advanced practitioners with a sincere desire to learn. The chapter is quoted in the Suttas themselves, and remains a touchstone to this day. In this course, Bhante Sujato will read and comment from his own translation. The course aims to convey both the emotional uplift and incisive analysis of this foundational work.

    https://suttacentral.net/snp-parayanavagga?view=dense

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    Bhante Sujato is a senior teaching monk in Australia and the region. He is currently focussing on leading the team for SuttaCentral, a website for early Buddhist texts, translations, and parallels. He is also passionate about climate work and other contemporary issues. Many of his works can be found online at https://lokanta.github.io.

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July 23, 2022
  • July 23, 2022

    Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    The Cultivation of Knowledge A Half-Day on Understanding and Releasing Dukkha

    With Kim Allen
    Hosted by the Sati Center

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    Please note that this event will be held onsite at IMC. In-person attendance is open for a limited number of people. Registration and proof of vaccination (including a booster) are required. KN 95 or N 95 masks will also be required.  After you register for the event, you will be instructed on how to submit you vaccination status.
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    The heart of Buddhist practice involves understanding and releasing dukkha (suffering or unsatisfactoriness). These are not static ideas to learn, but active knowledges to cultivate. When we set out to understand dukkha, that understanding begins one way, then changes as we mature in practice. The same is true for the task of letting go of dukkha

    In this half-day session, we will explore how our understanding and release of suffering develop through the course of cultivating the path to liberation. We will approach the topic through sutta study, meditation, teaching, and small and large-group discussion.

    You are welcome to bring a bag lunch to eat outside with the group afterward.


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July 27, 2022
  • July 27, 2022

    Wednesday 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Bhante Sujato: The Way to the Beyond: A Study of the Pārāyanavagga

    This event is hosted by the Sati Center

    Please register to receive Zoom link and other information about this course.


    The Sutta Nipata culminates with a moving series of questions from sixteen brahmins to the Buddha, wrapped in a devotional narrative. It is unique in its literary form and emotional impact, and the questions by the brahmin students reveal them to be advanced practitioners with a sincere desire to learn. The chapter is quoted in the Suttas themselves, and remains a touchstone to this day. In this course, Bhante Sujato will read and comment from his own translation. The course aims to convey both the emotional uplift and incisive analysis of this foundational work.

    https://suttacentral.net/snp-parayanavagga?view=dense

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    Bhante Sujato is a senior teaching monk in Australia and the region. He is currently focussing on leading the team for SuttaCentral, a website for early Buddhist texts, translations, and parallels. He is also passionate about climate work and other contemporary issues. Many of his works can be found online at https://lokanta.github.io.

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August 3, 2022
  • August 3, 2022

    Wednesday 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Bhante Sujato: The Way to the Beyond: A Study of the Pārāyanavagga

    This event is hosted by the Sati Center

    Please register to receive Zoom link and other information about this course.


    The Sutta Nipata culminates with a moving series of questions from sixteen brahmins to the Buddha, wrapped in a devotional narrative. It is unique in its literary form and emotional impact, and the questions by the brahmin students reveal them to be advanced practitioners with a sincere desire to learn. The chapter is quoted in the Suttas themselves, and remains a touchstone to this day. In this course, Bhante Sujato will read and comment from his own translation. The course aims to convey both the emotional uplift and incisive analysis of this foundational work.

    https://suttacentral.net/snp-parayanavagga?view=dense

    ------------------------------------


    Bhante Sujato is a senior teaching monk in Australia and the region. He is currently focussing on leading the team for SuttaCentral, a website for early Buddhist texts, translations, and parallels. He is also passionate about climate work and other contemporary issues. Many of his works can be found online at https://lokanta.github.io.

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August 7, 2022
  • August 7, 2022

    Sunday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Private: 8fp Path Technical run-through
August 8, 2022
  • August 8, 2022

    Monday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Sati Center Study-and-Practice Series

    Sati Center Study and Practice Series 
    with David Lorey, Diana Clark, Ying Chen and Kim Allen

    Three days in one week
    Mon Aug 8, 8:30-10:100am Pacific
    Wed Aug 10, 8:30-10:100am Pacific
    Fri Aug 12, 8:30-10:100am Pacific

    The Sati Center’s Study-and-Practice series combines explorations of the discourses from Early Buddhism with ways of applying these teachings to meditation and daily life.

    Taught by four friends who wish to share their love of studying the texts and practicing together with others, the courses focus on either individual suttas or on themes that emerge from a collection of suttas.

    Details for this course and registration information are forthcoming.

    The teaching team is Ying Chen, Diana Clark, David Lorey and Kim Allen.

    The course will be offered via Zoom and is sponsored by the Sati Center.

    If you have any questions, please email practicecourses.saticenter@gmail.com

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August 9, 2022
  • August 9, 2022

    Tuesday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Avoid All Evil, Do Good, Purify the Mind with Ayya Santussika

    This event is hosted by the Sati Center

    Please register to receive Zoom link and other information about this course.

    In this 3-session course, we will delve into how to live by this teaching of all the Buddhas (Dhammapada 183). Using passages from the Pali suttas as our basis for discussion and practice, we will explore questions drawn from life experience. Each session will include instruction, meditation and discussion. Depending on the number of attendees, we might include short break-out sessions in small groups.

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    Ayya Santussika is a Theravada bhikkhuni who is trained and practicing in the Thai Forest tradition. Her faith in the Dhamma developed during many visits to monasteries of Ajahn Chah and his disciples in Thailand, America, England, New Zealand and Australia beginning in 1998. She has been training as a nun since 2005 in large and small monasteries in both England and America. In 2012, she received full ordination as a bhikkhuni and founded Karuna Buddhist Vihara, where she currently lives, located in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Boulder Creek, California. Her Dhamma teachings are primarily based on the Pali suttas.



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August 10, 2022
  • August 10, 2022

    Wednesday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Sati Center Study-and-Practice Series

    Sati Center Study and Practice Series 
    with David Lorey, Diana Clark, Ying Chen and Kim Allen

    Three days in one week
    Mon Aug 8, 8:30-10:100am Pacific
    Wed Aug 10, 8:30-10:100am Pacific
    Fri Aug 12, 8:30-10:100am Pacific

    The Sati Center’s Study-and-Practice series combines explorations of the discourses from Early Buddhism with ways of applying these teachings to meditation and daily life.

    Taught by four friends who wish to share their love of studying the texts and practicing together with others, the courses focus on either individual suttas or on themes that emerge from a collection of suttas.

    Details for this course and registration information are forthcoming.

    The teaching team is Ying Chen, Diana Clark, David Lorey and Kim Allen.

    The course will be offered via Zoom and is sponsored by the Sati Center.

    If you have any questions, please email practicecourses.saticenter@gmail.com

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August 12, 2022
  • August 12, 2022

    Friday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Sati Center Study-and-Practice Series

    Sati Center Study and Practice Series 
    with David Lorey, Diana Clark, Ying Chen and Kim Allen

    Three days in one week
    Mon Aug 8, 8:30-10:100am Pacific
    Wed Aug 10, 8:30-10:100am Pacific
    Fri Aug 12, 8:30-10:100am Pacific

    The Sati Center’s Study-and-Practice series combines explorations of the discourses from Early Buddhism with ways of applying these teachings to meditation and daily life.

    Taught by four friends who wish to share their love of studying the texts and practicing together with others, the courses focus on either individual suttas or on themes that emerge from a collection of suttas.

    Details for this course and registration information are forthcoming.

    The teaching team is Ying Chen, Diana Clark, David Lorey and Kim Allen.

    The course will be offered via Zoom and is sponsored by the Sati Center.

    If you have any questions, please email practicecourses.saticenter@gmail.com

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September 4, 2022
  • September 4, 2022

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Eightfold Path Meeting
September 13, 2022
  • September 13, 2022

    Tuesday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Avoid All Evil, Do Good, Purify the Mind with Ayya Santussika

    This event is hosted by the Sati Center

    Please register to receive Zoom link and other information about this course.

    In this 3-session course, we will delve into how to live by this teaching of all the Buddhas (Dhammapada 183). Using passages from the Pali suttas as our basis for discussion and practice, we will explore questions drawn from life experience. Each session will include instruction, meditation and discussion. Depending on the number of attendees, we might include short break-out sessions in small groups.

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    Ayya Santussika is a Theravada bhikkhuni who is trained and practicing in the Thai Forest tradition. Her faith in the Dhamma developed during many visits to monasteries of Ajahn Chah and his disciples in Thailand, America, England, New Zealand and Australia beginning in 1998. She has been training as a nun since 2005 in large and small monasteries in both England and America. In 2012, she received full ordination as a bhikkhuni and founded Karuna Buddhist Vihara, where she currently lives, located in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Boulder Creek, California. Her Dhamma teachings are primarily based on the Pali suttas.



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September 14, 2022
  • September 14, 2022

    Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    32 Parts of the Body Meditation with Bob Stahl

    Description forthcoming

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September 21, 2022
  • September 21, 2022

    Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    32 Parts of the Body Meditation with Bob Stahl

    Description forthcoming

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September 24, 2022
  • September 24, 2022

    Saturday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Selves & Not Self with Thanissaro Bhikkhu

    Times: 10:30 AM - Noon, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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    Ajaan Thanissaro (Geoff) is an American monk of the Thai wilderness tradition. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1971 with a degree in European Intellectual History, he studied meditation under Ajaan Fuang Jotiko in Thailand and ordained in 1976. In 1991 he helped establish Metta Forest Monastery in San Diego, CA where he is the abbot. He is a prolific writer and translator. Many of his works can be found online at www.accesstoinsight.org.

    Please join us for this Sati Center event. 

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September 28, 2022
  • September 28, 2022

    Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    32 Parts of the Body Meditation with Bob Stahl

    Description forthcoming

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October 2, 2022
  • October 2, 2022

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Eightfold Path Meeting
October 5, 2022
  • October 5, 2022

    Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    32 Parts of the Body Meditation with Bob Stahl

    Description forthcoming

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October 8, 2022
  • October 8, 2022

    Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Experience and Stages of Awakening in Early Buddhism

    With  Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā

    This event is hosted by the Sati Center.

    Please register to receive the Zoom link and other information about this course.

    In this mini-series in three sessions Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā looks at the map of the four stages of awakening (stream-entry, once-return, non-return and arahantship) recognized in early Buddhism. They are explored through the prism of early Buddhist meditation theory and practice and contextualised in light of the experiential, existential and transformative dimensions of the early Buddhist path to freedom. Different conceptualisations of the path and fruits of awakening arisen in later Buddhist tradition will also be explored in light of the interplay between theory and practice. 

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    Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā is a scholar-monastic and practitioner, born in Italy in 1980. She is the director of the Āgama Research Group and her main research interests are the early Buddhist discourses and Vinaya texts, as well as the development of the theories, practices and ideologies of Buddhist meditative traditions (for her publications, see here). Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā has been practicing meditation since 1996 and has been studying and collaborating with Bhikkhu Anālayo since 2007.


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October 12, 2022
  • October 12, 2022

    Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    32 Parts of the Body Meditation with Bob Stahl

    Description forthcoming

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October 15, 2022
  • October 15, 2022

    Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Experience and Stages of Awakening in Early Buddhism

    With  Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā

    This event is hosted by the Sati Center.

    Please register to receive the Zoom link and other information about this course.

    In this mini-series in three sessions Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā looks at the map of the four stages of awakening (stream-entry, once-return, non-return and arahantship) recognized in early Buddhism. They are explored through the prism of early Buddhist meditation theory and practice and contextualised in light of the experiential, existential and transformative dimensions of the early Buddhist path to freedom. Different conceptualisations of the path and fruits of awakening arisen in later Buddhist tradition will also be explored in light of the interplay between theory and practice. 

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    Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā is a scholar-monastic and practitioner, born in Italy in 1980. She is the director of the Āgama Research Group and her main research interests are the early Buddhist discourses and Vinaya texts, as well as the development of the theories, practices and ideologies of Buddhist meditative traditions (for her publications, see here). Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā has been practicing meditation since 1996 and has been studying and collaborating with Bhikkhu Anālayo since 2007.


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October 19, 2022
  • October 19, 2022

    Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    32 Parts of the Body Meditation with Bob Stahl

    Description forthcoming

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October 22, 2022
  • October 22, 2022

    Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Experience and Stages of Awakening in Early Buddhism

    With  Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā

    This event is hosted by the Sati Center.

    Please register to receive the Zoom link and other information about this course.

    In this mini-series in three sessions Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā looks at the map of the four stages of awakening (stream-entry, once-return, non-return and arahantship) recognized in early Buddhism. They are explored through the prism of early Buddhist meditation theory and practice and contextualised in light of the experiential, existential and transformative dimensions of the early Buddhist path to freedom. Different conceptualisations of the path and fruits of awakening arisen in later Buddhist tradition will also be explored in light of the interplay between theory and practice. 

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    Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā is a scholar-monastic and practitioner, born in Italy in 1980. She is the director of the Āgama Research Group and her main research interests are the early Buddhist discourses and Vinaya texts, as well as the development of the theories, practices and ideologies of Buddhist meditative traditions (for her publications, see here). Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā has been practicing meditation since 1996 and has been studying and collaborating with Bhikkhu Anālayo since 2007.


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October 26, 2022
  • October 26, 2022

    Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    32 Parts of the Body Meditation with Bob Stahl

    Description forthcoming

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November 2, 2022
  • November 2, 2022

    Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    32 Parts of the Body Meditation with Bob Stahl

    Description forthcoming

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November 6, 2022
  • November 6, 2022

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Eightfold Path Meeting
November 13, 2022
  • November 13, 2022

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    8f Path Drop-In discussion
December 4, 2022
  • December 4, 2022

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Eightfold Path Meeting
January 8, 2023
  • January 8, 2023

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Eightfold Path Meeting
January 15, 2023
  • January 15, 2023

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    8f Path Drop-in Discussion
February 5, 2023
  • February 5, 2023

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Eightfold Path Meeting
March 5, 2023
  • March 5, 2023

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Eightfold Path Meeting
March 12, 2023
  • March 12, 2023

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    8f Path Drop-in Discussion
April 2, 2023
  • April 2, 2023

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Eightfold Path Meeting
May 7, 2023
  • May 7, 2023

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Eightfold Path Meeting
May 14, 2023
  • May 14, 2023

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    8f Path Drop-in Discussion