November 7 and 8 – Days of Mindfulness with Venerable Khemako

The Theravada Buddhist Community would like to invite you to a two-day Days of Mindfulness online retreat with Venerable Khemako on Saturday and Sunday, November 7-8, 2020

Venerable Khemako

Venerable Khemako was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1959 into a large Catholic family and received his education from priests and nuns at the local Church-run schools. His long-standing interest in the core questions of philosophy and religion led him to begin lay Buddhist practice in 1997. Eventually he abandoned a career in Silicon Valley and found his way into the order of monks, ordaining as a Bhikkhu on June 2, 2012 with Ajahn Pasanno as preceptor, at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in California. In June of 2014 Ven. Khemako moved to Tisarana.

To join our Zoom Meeting, click on this link: 

TBC Online Zoom Session

Meeting ID: 879 4453 5212
Password: 812215

Check-In on Zoom 8:30-8:40 am EDT

(If you wish to join by telephone, Zoom phone numbers are provided below)

The Days of Mindfulness will include meditation, mindfulness instructions and Buddhist reflections.

No registration is required. If you would like to make a donation to the Tisarana Monastery for this event, please use the the TBC donation page and include a message that the donation is for Venerable Khemako’s Days of Mindfulness retreat. 100% of all donations will be passed on to the Monastery.

The chants used during Days of Mindfulness can be printed out ahead of time, and are available at this link.

We look forward to you joining us on November 7-8.  Each day will start at 8:30 EDT in the morning and run to 4:00 in the afternoon.

Daily Schedules

Saturday, November 7

8:30 – 8:40 am EDTZoom Check-In
8:40 – 8:45 amMorning Announcements & Introductions
8:45 – 9:00 amOpening Chants, Requesting the 5 Precepts & 3 Refuges
9:00 – 9:45 amMeditation (seated with some guidance)
9:45 – 10:30 amReflections on a Buddhist Sutta
10:30 – 11:15 amMeditation (seated or walking)
11:15 – 11:20 amAnnouncements
11:20 – 12:40 pmBreak for Lunch
12:40 – 12:45 pmAfternoon Announcements
12:45 – 1:30 pmMeditation (seated or walking)
1:30 – 2:15 pmDhamma Talk
2:15 – 3:00 pmQ & A
3:00 – 3:45 pmMeditation (seated or walking)
3:45 – 4:00 pmMetta & Closing Chants

Sunday, November 8

8:30 – 8:40 am EDTZoom Check-In
8:40 – 8:45 amMorning Announcements
8:45 – 9:00 amOpening Chants, Reflections
9:00 – 9:45 amMeditation (seated with some guidance)
9:45 – 10:30 amReflections on a Buddhist Sutta
10:30 – 11:15 amMeditation (seated or walking)
11:15 – 11:20 amAnnouncements
11:20 – 12:40 pmBreak for Lunch
12:40 – 12:45 pmAfternoon Announcements
12:45 – 1:30 pmMeditation (seated or walking)
1:30 – 2:15 pmDhamma Talk
2:15 – 3:00 pmQ & A
3:00 – 3:45 pmMeditation (seated or walking)
3:45 – 4:00 pmSharing Merit & Closing Chants

Zoom telephone numbers for Canada, if connecting by phone:

+1 204 272 7920 
+1 438 809 7799 
+1 587 328 1099 
+1 647 374 4685 
+1 647 558 0588 
+1 778 907 2071