We intend to keep our audience informed of the progress of SFM as much as possible through our website: https://www.sarasotaforestmonastery.org . In addition, as time permits, we summarize the same information in the SFM Newsletter so that everyone interested in our monastery can learn about our planned activities for the year and to serve as information for anyone who wishes to participate in our future activities.
Bhante Thiep is expected to return to SFM at the end of March, and we will resume the weekly meditation sessions at that time, if not before. As soon as the details of the program are confirmed, we will share them with you.
In order to operate the SFM, including inviting visiting monks, and to complete future projects, we appreciate continued donation from our devotees. We will continue to organize fundraising activities, including, but not limited to, the Spring Festival on the evening of April 18 2020. The event will be held at Venice Gardens Civic Center located at 406 Shamrock Blvd., Venice, Florida 34293.
Any other volunteers and fundraising ideas are welcome.