Are you interested in Buddhism but you aren't sure how to find out more about it? Arrow River Forest Hermitage might the place for you to start. Located on the beautiful Devon Road outside of Thunder Bay, Arrow River offers Buddhist meditation instruction, retreat space and a place to study and reflect.
Why not combine your interest in Buddhism with the therapeutic energy of service to others?
Don't have much time to spare? You might like to join us some Saturday for the day and see who we really are! Saturday morning meditation starts at 7:30 a.m. and the meal is offered at 10:30. To keep yourself busy until the evening program, you could join in on a maintenance project for the afternoon - we can always use some enthusiastic labourers.
The day ends with an evening Dhamma
Talk that starts with a meditation at 7:00 p.m. and ends around 9:00 as
we enjoy tea and conversation.
Hello to all the friends and supporters of Arrow River.We hope you are enjoying your summer!
This is to announce our summer schedule, we hope you can come out for some or all of it and enjoy the summer weather and community fellowship here at the Arrow River Forest Hermitage.
Days of Mindfulness - A day of meditation. Come out for the morning sit at 7:30 AM and stay all day for the Dhamma Talk at 7 PM. Pot Luck meal at 10:30 AM
Mindfulness Days - June 25, July 30, Aug 13 and Sep 10.
(If there is enough interest, we will extend the July 30th event to the whole long weekend)
Community Work Bees - We always need help with maintenance, yard work, trail clearing, firewood and more. No skills required, just a generous heart. Come out for the morning sit if you like, or the pot luck meal at 10:30 or any time. Dhamma Talk at 7 PM as usual.
Community Work Days - July 16, Aug 27, Sep 24. (weather permitting).OR, come out and volunteer some time any day at your convenience, there is always something needs doing!
All the best, Ajahn Punnadhammo
Vesākha is the holiest day in the Theravada Buddhist calendar. It falls on the full moon during the month of Vesak, which corresponds to April/May in the West. This year, we are celebrating Vesākha on Saturday, May 21, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Join us for an evening program that includes meditation, Dhamma talk, chanting, and candlelight circumambulation (weather permitting).
Vesākha is important to followers of the Buddha’s teachings because it observes three events in the Buddha’s life that all occurred on the night of the full moon in the month of Vesak: his birth, enlightenment and passing away. We mark the occasion by assembling for ceremonies to praise the triple gem (the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha), commit to the Precepts of Buddhist morality, and practice for the happiness of all beings. If you are curious and would like to know more about what happens at Arrow River on this special day, join us.
Spring is upon us and it is time for annual maintenance at Arrow River! This year, we are planning to begin a three-year Kuti Makeover Project, and are starting with Kuti 1, one of our favorite locations for meditators.
We are making improvements to the flooring, insulation, lighting and furniture to spruce things up and ensure it is ready for guests. This means purchasing materials and furnishings; if you would like to donate to the Kuti Makeover Project, please check our Support Arrow River button on the homepage to find out how to designate an offering.
Thank you for your interest in Arrow River. With metta and wishes for your well-being!