One Day Retreat with Mindfulness 
& Ānāpāna Sati
Instructor – Bhante Sumitta

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Medium – English
Venue – Thabarwa Mindfulness and Detachment Center
             13212 Francisquito Avenue, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

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January 13, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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at Thabarwa Mindfulness & Detachment Center
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  • Activities with mindfulness
  • Dhamma Sermons
  • Discussions
  • Meditation
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Come and join us for an inspiring One Day Retreat with Bhante Sumitta. This is an introductory level Meditation Retreat and all are welcome to join this free event. However, volunteer donations are welcome to support the Thabarwa Mindfulness & Detachment Center and the instructor.


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    An invitation to discover your inner-self
    Complementary lunch & refreshments...
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    Detailed Schedule:


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    Bhante Sumitta –
    A Sri Lankan monk who is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of the West, Los Angeles. His thesis topic is “Philosophy of Arahanta Ideal as Depicted in Mahaniddessa”. 

    Bhante Sumitta is an ardent advocate of teaching and applying Buddhist meditation, Pali language and Buddhist Philosophy to improve daily life of different communities in the Los Angeles and surrounding area.

    He is the founder and president of the UWest Pali Society, and he was teaching as an Adjunct Professor at the University of the West. As a special outreach program, he formed a Dhamma USA, a charitable community organization that provides community and spiritual care.

    For more info on Dhamma USA activities please refer to:

    Organized by – 
    Thabarwa Mindfulness and Detachment Center
    13212 Francisquito Avenue, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
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    May All Beings Be Well, Happy & Healthy!
    Sādhu! Sādhu!! Sādhu!!!
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    Recommended Online Readings:
    Bibliography
    Ajahn Brahm. Mindfulness, Bliss, and beyond : A Meditator’s Handbook. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2006.
    Dorjee, Dusana. Mind, Brain and the Path to Happiness: A Guide to Buddhist Mind Training and the Neuroscience of Meditation, 2014.
    Forem, Jack. Transcendental Meditation: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the Science of Creative Intelligence. New York: Dutton, 1973.
    Gunaratana, Henepola. Mindfulness in Plain English, 2011.
    Hart, William. The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation as Taught by S.N. Goenka. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987.
    Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World through Mindfulness. New York: Hyperion, 2005.
    Nhất Hạnh, Mai. The Miracle of Mindfulness : A Manual on Meditation. Rev. ed. Boston: Beacon Press, 1987.
    Nyanaponika. The Heart of Buddhist Meditation (Satipaṭṭāna)  a Handbook of Mental Training Based on the Buddha’s Way of Mindfulness, with an Anthology of Relevant Texts Translated from the Pali and Sanskrit. [1st American ed.]. New York: Citadel Press, 1969.
    Nyanasatta, C. The Foundations of Mindfulness: Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta : A Discourses [Sic] of the Buddha. Kandy, Sri Lanka: Buddhist Publication Society, 1974.
    Ornstein, Robert E. Meditation and Modern Psychology. Los Altos, CA: Malor Books, 2008.
    Ṭhānissaro. Purity of Heart: Essays on the Buddhist Path. Valley Center, CA: Metta Forest Monastery, 2006.
    ———. Right Mindfulness: Memory & Ardency on the Buddhist Path. Valley Center, CA: Abbot Metta Forest Monastery, 2012.


    ———. The Wings to Awakening : An Anthology from the Pali Canon. 5th ed., rev. [Valley Center  Calif.]: Metta, 2007.


    Introductory Pali Class & Meditation
    Instructor – Bhante Sumitta
    Medium – English
    Venue – Thabarwa Mindfulness and Detachment Center
                 13212 Francisquito Avenue, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
    Time – 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. (Starting on January 9th 2019.)
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    Please Register here
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    This is an introductory level Meditation and Pali Language class to be held during the Spring 2019. All are welcome to join this free class. However, volunteer donations are welcome to support the Thabarwa Mindfulness & Detachment Center and the instructor.

    Bhante Sumitta –
    A Sri Lankan monk who is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of the West, Los Angeles. His thesis topic is “Philosophy of Arahanta Ideal as Depicted in Mahaniddessa”.

    Bhante Sumitta is an ardent advocate of teaching and applying Buddhist meditation, Pali language and Buddhist Philosophy to improve daily life of different communities in the Los Angeles and surrounding area.

    He is the founder and president of the UWest Pali Society, and he was teaching as an Adjunct Professor at the University of the West. As a special outreach program, he formed a Dhamma USA, a charitable community organization that provides community and spiritual care.

    For more info on Dhamma USA activities please refer to:





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