2012 International Bhikkhuni Day

2012 International Bhikkhuni Day Celebration at Aranya Bodhi Hermitage

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In Celebration

of the Foundations & Renaissance

of the Bhikkhuni Sangha


September 30th 2012 Full Moon

Aranya Bodhi Forest Hermitage



Welcome to join our Bhikkhuni Sangha & two new samaneri sisters, together with lay friends, 

in the tranquil and peaceful forest environs of Aranya Bodhi.

This will be a celebration of the full moon 2595-6th lunar anniversary 

of the establishment of our Bhikkhuni Sangha.



Morning Program

 10 am: Arrival, Welcome, Set Up & Preparation for Meal Dana

 11 am: Offering of Amisa Dana to the Bhikkhuni Sangha & Communal Meal


Afternoon Program

 1-3 pm: Requesting & Receiving the Precepts -- Dhamma Reflections including Celebratory talks on the Foundations & Renaissance of the Bhikkhuni Sangha -- Special time for Lay Friends Sharing of Remembrances & Thoughts of Appreciation*

 3 pm: Mindful Walk up to Stupa with Circumambulation & Chanting 

4-5 pm: Guided Meditation at the Stupa

led by Ayya Sudinna with new Samaneris & All Friends

 4-6 pm: Full Moon Bhikkhuni Patimokkha Recitation for Bhikkhuni Sangha


* Welcome to share any of your own special stories or remembrances of ancient or contemporary bhikkhunis who have touched your life and inspired and informed your practice.


Venue: Aranya Bodhi Forest Hermitage, Sonoma Coast

Write to awakeningforest@gmail.com to RSVP, offer volunteer service for the day, or to receive directions and gate code


Photos courtesy of Sarita Lopez 
"Beautiful in the beginning, beautiful in the middle, beautiful in the end"
Blog,Friends of the Hermitage,

Santacārī Bhikkhunī,
Sep 20, 2012, 5:33 PM