Santikaro – Under the Bodhi Tree: Buddha’s Original Dependent Co-Arising Teachings

September 14 – 16th, 2018

No Set Fee – Pay Whatever You Can Afford

Santikaro, a former Theravada monk, returns to the Rime Buddhist Center to teach from the newly translated book, Under the Bodhi Tree: Buddha’s original dependent co-arising teachings.

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Under the Bodhi Tree written by author Ajahn Buddhadasa Bhikkhu  and translated by Santikaro, takes us back to the principles at the heart of Buddha’s teachings—conditionality and dependent co-arising. It makes the case for dependent co-arising as a natural law, and builds a compelling presentation from there of Buddhist philosophy, meditation, and practice. Based  squarely on the Buddha’s own words as preserved in the Pali Canon, these teachings bring clarity and simplicity to what is typically a thorny philosophical knot.

For students who wish to study further, a companion guide is available from

Santikaro was ordained in Thailand as a Theravada monk in 1985, and subsequently trained at Suan Mokkh with Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, a leading Thai teacher, scholar, and reformer of Theravada Buddhism. He lived in Thailand as a Buddhist monk for 16 years and now lives in Norwalk, Wisconsin, at Kevala Retreat. Kevala Retreat is a vehicle for Dhamma study, practice, and work and is located in a peaceful, natural environment for dedicated practice. As the founder of Kevala Retreat, Santikaro has fostered the practice of living simply and sustainably in this modern American expression of Buddhist practice, study, and social responsibility within community.
He is a founding member of Think Sangha, a community of socially engaged Buddhist activists that has given special attention to the ethical and spiritual impact of consumerism and militarism. Santikaro led meditation retreats at Suan Mokkh for many years before returning to lay life. He continues to teach in the Buddhist tradition with an emphasis on the early Pali sources.
If you are coming in from out of town the Rime Center has a reduced rate at the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza. Cutoff date to reserve the room at the reduced rate is Sept 5th.


Friday, September 14
7:30 – 9:00 pm Introductory Teachings

Saturday, September 15
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday, September 16
10:30 am Sunday Service Dharma Talk

Suggested Fees
$150 in advance of $175 at the door.

These teachings are available to EVERYONE. We have “Suggested Fees,” however pay whatever you can afford at the door. Everyone is welcome! It is our hope that some will pay more to cover those who can’t afford the usual fee. We simply want everyone to come this weekend for these wonderful teachings.

Register by mail: Download the Registration Form here, print, and mail or bring it to the Rime Center.

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