2022 Pah Bah

CLEARING THE PATH: 2022 Pacific Hermitage Pah Bah

Pacific Hermitage 2021 Pah Bah

“Clearing the Path” is the theme for this year’s Pah Bah (annual giving ceremony), to be held on September 17th and 18th.

The annual gathering will once again take place in Underwood, Washington. We will celebrate with and enjoy visitors from Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery and Clear Mountain Monastery in Seattle. Ajahn Sudanto will be in attendance this year and venerable monastic guests include Luang Por Pasanno, Ajahn Naniko, and Tan Nisabho.

Event Location and Schedule

The Pah Bah weekend is being held at the Underwood Community Center 954 School House Rd., Underwood WA 98651 (10 minutes from Hood River Bridge) 

Saturday, Sept. 17:

  • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Meditation retreat

Sunday, Sept. 18:

  • 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meal Offering. All are welcome to join the potluck meal. Or if you prefer, please feel free to bring your own meal with you. If you would like to bring a dish to share, please arrive by 10 a.m.
  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Pah Bah Offering Ceremony.

Reminders and Requests as We Draw Near

  • If you would like to stay overnight in the area, book early, as things do fill up this time of year.
  • All are welcome to attend any part or all of the activities. Kids and families will enjoy the ample room at the UCC to run and play outside – there is a playground for kids and kids at heart.


Donations offered will support development activities on the upper parcel of the Pacific Hermitage property, clearing the path for the Abbot’s Kuti to be constructed next spring. The Sanghata Foundation will also direct a portion of funds raised toward a down payment on future land purchases as they become available to create a buffer between the Pacific Hermitage and development in the area. 

To donate, please visit Sanghata Foundation.

Contact Information

For more information about this year’s Pah Bah or to volunteer, please contact jessicaswanson@gmail.com.

[W]ith wealth acquired by energetic striving, amassed by the strength of [their] arms, earned by the sweat of [their] brow, righteously gained, the noble disciple establishes an uplifting offering of alms—an offering that is heavenly, resulting in happiness, conducive to heaven—to those ascetics and brahmins who refrain from intoxication and heedlessness, who are settled in patience and mildness, who tame themselves, calm themselves, and train themselves for nibbāna.”AN. 5.41