Travel/Teaching Schedule

Travel and Teaching schedule of Bhante Yogavacara Rahula


Residing out the Pandemic restrictions at the Pannasiha-Lion of Wisdom Meditation Center, near Damascus Maryland. 

July 15th-19th, Awareness of Living and Dying retreat at the Bhavana Society in West Virginia. This in-house retreat at the Bhavana Society retreat has been cancelled.

September 4-7th--Labor Day weekend retreat at LOW*

September 18-20  Weekend retreat (non residential) at the Pittsburg Buddhist Vihara outside of Pittsburg, PA*

October 6-11th-- 5 day retreat in October at the Empty Cloud Monastery 30 minutes from Newark New Jersey.*

November 20-22--weekend retreat at the Vietnamese temple in Morgan Hill, California. For more info. or to register*

*These retreats are still currently on schedule but subject to change as the current virus situation changes.


  1. Greetings, Bhante!
    May I ask, where in Sri Lanka will you be spending your Vassana? Will the teaching/retreat schedule and application method be put up on this page closer to the date?
    May your journey in sansara be very short!

  2. Dear Bhante
    Are there any details for Romania retreat in July?
    Is it open for registration for people from other countries apart of Romania
    Thank you
    Roy Koren

  3. Dear Bhante Rahula,
    I was elated to read your blog. I met you only once - when I attended a retreat at the Bhavana Society about 6 years ago. I have asked many people your whereabouts and they could only tell me that you are traveling. After reading "One Night Shelter," I am not surprised at all about the life you have chosen. Like the Buddha who was not bound by tradition and views, you have chosen to be inspired by the Sangha who chose to live in solitude and practice the dhamma. I wish you the Veeriya and good health to pursue the real happiness you seek. Sadhu Sadhu.
    Nandana, Minnesota

  4. vanda mi Bhanteji
    like u we want to walk on the DHAMMA PATH til liberation.. how to develop continuity of mindfulness ?

  5. Ven Bhante,

    Are you visiting India in near future. I want to meet you Bhante.

  6. Well somehow I got to read lots of articles on your blog. It’s amazing how interesting it is for me to visit you very often.
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  8. Venerable Bhante Rahula,
    I just discovered this website. I remember you well from several retreats at Bhavana Society 10 -15 years ago. I have been sending you metta each day since then in gratitude for your example of living the holy life and for your teachings. I am grateful for your kindness in sharing your clarity and fierce determination.
    With gratitude and humility,
    Len Bordeaux

  9. Hello Bhante Rahula,
    I see from your upcoming schedule that you will be in Pomona soon. I would like to see you and enjoy your company as we did so many years ago. I am back living in SoCal, shooting photos and doing handyman work between photo assignments. Please get back to me and let me know of the most convenient time and place to get together while you are here. All my best, Chris Ostlind

    1. Hi Chris, I will be in So. Cal visiting my 101 years mother from Feb.4th until Feb.18th 2020 staying at different addresses in Pomona, Glendora etc. I definitely will like to meet up. I will be at a house on Indian Hill Blvd in Pomona on Feb. 4th night/5th day. You can call me at 909 276 2291; or if you want to text me your phone#.

    2. Hi Chris,
      Sorry that we could not connect in So.Cal recently. I had no way of directly contacting you, no phone number or e-mail. I do not use facebook. I may be out there again in November at Thanksgiving time.