The foundation of the new Reception Hall has been poured and the walls are going up, but funds are still needed to complete the interior of the building. The Mindfulness Care Center in San Francisco has organized a Benefit Day on August 23, 9:30 am - 5 pm, which will be an opportunity to interact with Ajahn Pasanno and the Abhayagiri Monastic Community, sharing in reflections and being of support. As with all Abhayagiri events, there is no charge to attend.
9:30 am: Morning chanting, meditation, Dhamma reflection and opportunity to take the Five Precepts.
11:30 am: Meal Offering to the Monastics. Please bring a vegetarian dish or item for the meal offering.
1:00 pm: Meet & Greet with the Abhayagiri Monastic Sangha. This will be an opportunity for the lay community and the monastics to share what Abhayagiri and the Ajahn Chah Thai Forest Tradition has meant to them. Followed by a slide show and update on Reception Hall construction progress.
3:00 pm: Q & A with Ajahn Pasanno and Mark Sponseller
3:30 pm: Break & Open House.
4:00 pm: Closing reflection, blessing and final community sit.
More details at mindfulnesscare.org
Mindfulness Care Center
42 Gough Street SF, CA 94103
Ongoing construction photographs are posted weekly in the gallery.