Arrow River News

[Arrow River News]

Sept 29, 2011

Please note new address for mailing donations;

make cheque out to Arrow River Forest Hermitage

mail to;
Arrow River Forest Hermitage - Treasurer
c/o 634 Hartland Street
Thunder Bay ON P7B 2E6

Sept 10, 2011

The 2011 Annual General Meeting was held at the Hermitage. The new board of directors is as follows:

July 1, 2009

Spring 2009 Newsletter has been uploaded as a pdf file. To subscribe, please send an email to

Mar. 7, 2008

Library Project
A new building is in the design stages and we are hoping to start construction this spring when the ground thaws. For further information please refer to our latest newsletter

30th anniversary celebrations
This summer will see an influx of visitors to our Hermitage site for our 30th anniversary celebrations. With this joyous event in view, we will be constructing a number of wood, tent-platforms. Donations of materials: 2 x 6s and plywood, or money specifically designated for this project would be greatly appreciated. Further information will follow.

Mar. 4, 2008

The latest newsletter has been uploaded
River Dhamma for Winter 08

Mar. 1/08

Ajahn gave a Dhamma talk to the lay community on consciousness. We are currently studying the "Mahasatipatthana Sutta: The Greater Discourse on the Foundation of Mindfulness" in the book study class so Ajahn's talk about consciousness, awareness and the nature of experience tied in nicely with our readings.

Feb. 26, 2008

Ajahn Punnadhammo is scheduled to be away from Arrow River on a couple of occasions in May.

May 2 -11th
His first trip will be to the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, MA, where he will help lead a ten day retreat with Ajahn Sucitto, abbot of Chithurst Buddhist Monastery in England. Ajahn has been going to IMS on and off for the last ten years to help with this retreat.

May 27 - 30th
Ajahn will also be going down to Gethsemani Monastery in Kentucky for a monastic conference. The conference is about the environment, and the group that is meeting have met several times before. Last year Ajahn Punnadhammo and Tahn Jotipalo attended a conference about celibacy through this group.

Ajahn also hopes to visit a meditation group in Madison, WI and in Minneapolis, MN during this trip.

Feb. 23, 3008

Tahn (Venerable) Jotipalo gave the Dhamma talk to the lay community as Ajahn Punnadhammo was working together with Peter Langes and Theodore Smith (our new co-stewart) to replace the engine in our car.

Tahn (Venerable) Jotipalo talked on loving kindness, elaborating on the talk Ajahn gave on the Bramha Viharas last week. He shared his experiences with Loving Kindness meditation and reflected on how his practice of loving kindness led to wonderful experiences on his Mississippi Pilgrimage in the southern United States.

Feb. 2-9, 2008

Ajahn Punnadhammo was in Willard, Wisconsin leading an insight meditation retreat. Tim Alexander and Winston Loh attended. Many thanks to the Twin Cities Vipassana Collective for organizing the retreat, and to the Christine Center for hosting us at their beautiful facility. Thank you Ajahn for skillfully guiding us on the path.

Dec. 24, 2007

Samenera Paramito returned to Amaravati Buddhist Monastery following a fulfilling experience at Arrow River

Nov. 18, 2007

The Venerable Jotipalo has arrived from Abhayagiri in California and is planning to stay 18-24 months with us.

Jan 31, 2007


We would like to welcome a new member to our community, Samenera Paramito who comes to Arrow River from Amaravati in the UK. Paramito will be with us for one year.

Also we would like to express our appreciation of Mr. John Land who is serving as steward this winter.

[John Land]

Jan 7. 2007

We've uploaded the last two newsletters
River Dhamma for Summer 06
River Dhamma for Winter 06

Or, to subscribe to future issues send an email to with "subscribe" in the subject line.

DEC. 1, 2006 - Change of Address for Donations

Our treasurer, Ian Moores, has moved house. Please take note of the new address for donations.

Make cheques payable to "Arrow River Forest Hermitage" (as always) and now mail to

Sec't-Treas., ARFH,
Ian Moores,
#105 - 805 College Street,,
Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3

OCT 26-29, 2006 - Monks in the West Conference

[christian and buddhist monks]

Ajahn Punnadhammo was invited to attend a conference of Catholic and Buddhist monks held at St. John's Abbey near St. Cloud Minnesota. Links:

Old News

Spring 2005 Newsletter

Fall 2004 Newsletter

Report on Ajahn Punnadhammo's visit to Thailand in 2004

Pictures of the Thai Trip

Arrow River Pictures Some pictures taken at Arrow River. Updated Sept, 2004.

Satellite photo of Ridgehouse.