Upcoming Teachings & Events

We are delighted to have these wonderful Dhamma & meditation offerings to share with you. Please mark your calendars and participate as much as you can.  New moon daylong retreats are offered at our new monastery monthly (on Saturdays close to the new moon).  There are evening Dhamma & meditation teachings at the Dhammadharini Monastery as well as those offered in Fremont, Oakland, Alameda, San Rafael, Santa Rosa and Ukiah by Dhammadharini Bhikkhunis.  

Scroll down for details.  The complete calendar of public events can be found here.

Six week "whole community retreat" at the Dhammadharini Monastery

January 15th until February 26th.  

Lead teacher Ayya Sobhana

Public Dhamma Talks Tuesday Evening (meditation @ 7 pm) and Sunday @ 1 pm

See link below for more info and way to participate:

Focus on the Seven Factors of Enlightenment

 Day Long Retreats,

At Dhammadharini Monastery in Penngrove, CA

Saturday February 10:   Nourishing the Enlightenment Factors Part 11

Through observation and many balancing methods taught by the Buddha is it is possible bring up, nurture and realize the factors of enlightenment.  We will explore ways to nourish the seven factors of enlightenment.

with Ayya Sobhana, Theri and Ayya Suvijjana

8:30 am• Arrive and settle
9 to 11 • Sitting and walking meditation
11 • Dana Meal (bring a dish)
12:30 to 4:30 • Sitting and walking meditation
4:30 pm• Closing Reflection

This day of practice includes guided and silent meditation periods.  Welcome to join all or part. 
Please RSVP dhammadharini.monastery@gmail.com

Upcoming Day Long Retreats at the Dhammadharini MonasteryMark your calendars

Sat.  February 10th:  Nourishing the Enlightenment Factors Part II

❧  Ongoing Programs: Alms Round in Sebastopol, Santa Rosa and Petaluma

New schedule during standard time, Details here

❧ Weekly Programs

at Dhammadharini Monastery in the Sonoma Mountain area in Penngrove. Please be sure to check calendar here for all weekly programs, or join Dhammadharini's MeetUp group

Dhamma Sunday (attend all or part) Sunday program. 

 9:30-10:00 |
10:00-10:45 |
10:45-11:00 |
11:00-1:00 |
1:00-2:30 |
 Instruction for beginners to Buddhist meditation
Set-up for potluck meal (welcome to bring a dish to share)
Blessings, meal dana, pot luck and meal clean up
Sutta Study. 

Monday — Quiet day for monastics and residents, no formal programs

Tuesday Evening
7:00-8:30 pm — "Meditate with a Monk" Guided or silent meditation, & Dhamma reflection followed by Q&A (open group - drop in)

Wednesday through Sunday
7:00-8:30 pm — Evening puja, sutta chanting and silent meditation

❧ Ongoing Evening Meditations & Dhamma Teachings 

in Fremont, Oakland, Alameda, San Rafael, Santa Rosa & Ukiah: check calendar here to confirm dates

- Monthly on the last Tuesday with "Dhamma Tuesdays" at Wat Buddhanusorn in Fremont 
- Monthly on the third Wednesdays at Yoga Mendocino in Ukiah {info
- Every other month on Wednesday with Against the Stream in Oakland {info}
~ Periodically with Marin Sangha, San Jose Vipassana and others (check calendar here to see schedule)

May all benefit greatly in their meditation and growth in mindfulness, insight & wisdom!

Friends are welcome to visit the monastery and the hermitage individually or in groups, to offer meal dana, meditate, listen to the Dhamma, or help out with practical chores.  Please contact us to plan your visit.

Dhammadharini Monastery 
at the western foot of Sonoma Mountain
6791 Sturtevant Dr., Penngrove CA 94951
Tel: (707) 583-9522 or 9523

Dhammadharini's Awakening Forest Hermitage: Aranya Bodhi
on the Sonoma Coast
PO Box 16, Jenner, CA 95450
Tel: (707) 340-4281,