Calgary Insight Meditation Society invites you to join us for an evening with Ayya Santacitta on Tuesday, June 25 from 7:30 - 9 PM at Christ Church, 3602 8 ST SW. We will meet in the Crump Room. Enter throught the west door. The Crump Room is on the main floor and to the right, near the end of the hall. There is free on-street parking.
Cost: There is no fee, but dana (a donation) is gratefully accepted to help cover the cost of the facility and for Ayya Santacitta's monastery.
Ayya Santacitta: Ayya Santacitta was born in Austria and has a multifaceted background in hotel management, ethnology and avant-garde dance theater. Her first teacher was Ajahn Buddhadasa, who sparked her interest in Buddhist monastic life. She has practiced meditation for 30 years and trained as a nun in both the East and West since 1993, primarily in the lineage of Ajahn Chah. Since 2002 she has also received teachings in the lineage of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Ayya Santacitta is co-founder of Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery, where she has resided since 2009 and took Bhikkhuni Ordination in 2011. She is particularly interested in creating sanctuary close to nature, practicing in community, and bringing wisdom traditions to the environmental movement.