Meditation in the Forest with Bhante Pemaratana

  • May 25, 2018

  • 7:00 pm

  • Pay-What-You-Want!

A meditation workshop inside the Forest of Everywhere led by Bhante Pemaratana.

Join Bhante Pemaratana for an intimate and inspiring meditation workshop nestled inside the enchanted immersive landscape from our latest adventure, The Forest of Everywhere. Both newcomers and long-term practitioners can benefit from this engaged discussion and practice. Bhante will answer all your questions about starting or maintaining a meditation practice, expectations or worries you may have about meditation, different styles and schools of meditation, techniques, and postures, and how meditation relates to other spiritual practices.

Enjoy complimentary hot tea and the chance to explore the set of the Forest of Everywhere at the conclusion of the workshop. Chairs will be provided but you can bring your favorite cushion if you prefer to meditate on the floor.

Bhante Pemaratana on Meditation:

“The quality of our lives is heavily determined by our ability to manage our emotions and to maintain the peace of mind. Though we live in a materially developed and technologically sophisticated world, we have not been able to reduce our unhappiness and stress due to the lack of the above ability. We earnestly need to learn ways to earn satisfaction and meaningful happiness in our lives. Bringing ancient wisdom to modern living can transform our lives to more meaningful ones. Meditation is one way to cultivate such an ability and to bring clarity and simplicity into our lives. It is possible for everyone.

About Bhante Pemaratana:

Bhante Pemaratana is the head-monk of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center in Natrona Heights, PA. He has been practicing meditation for 18 years and teaching meditation for 8 years. Born in Sri Lanka, he moved to the US in 2008 and holds a PhD in religious studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, he teaches at the University of Pittsburgh as a part-time faculty. He offers workshops on meditation at the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, Yoga studios, and public libraries in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Pay What You Want 

Bricolage is pleased to offer tickets to this event at any price! You can reserve your spot online for as little as $5 or pay any amount at the door starting at 6:30pm. However, space is very limited (fewer than 20 spots available) and we recommend reserving your spot in advance. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.


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Please be advised that no programs – including Braille or large-print programs – will be available at this event. Meditation will take place on the set of Bricolage’s production The Forest of Everywhere, an environment designed with sensory sensitivities in mind. Bricolage’s space at 937 Liberty Avenue is designed for wheelchair access and features accessible all-gender restrooms. Bricolage is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all patrons. We encourage you to identify any specific accommodations that would make your experience more enjoyable, or any other requests in the comments section when purchasing tickets, by calling us at 412.471.0999, or by emailing Fred at