Do Not Visit the Monastery
Please do not visit the monastery at this time.
If you haven’t heard the good news yet, as of Tuesday, October 17, the Abhayagiri community will be returning to the monastery property. However, the monastery is not yet open to public.
There are a number of checkpoints along the roads inside Redwood Valley and the law enforcement officials will turn away any non-residents. In addition, the area is still fairly dangerous, e.g., the air quality is poor, some areas are still smoldering, etc.
When Abhayagiri is ready to receive visitors, and the area is deemed safe, we will post an announcement on our website.
Supporting the Monastery
If you looking for a way to support the monastery, one way is to send a gift card from a grocery store in nea...
Posted October 17, 2017
Fire Update, October 16, 2017
IMPORTANT: As October 17, 2017, Abhayagiri Monastery is not open to the public. We will post an announcement when people will be allowed to visit the monastery.
During the morning meeting today Luang Por Pasanno read out loud an email from Tan Kovilo describing a reflection given by Luang Por Liem at Wat Pah Nanachat. You can read it here:
Don’t Let Your Thoughts Get you Down by Luang Por Liem
Debbie received a message indicating that the Tomki road residents would be allowed to return to their homes, and that included the monastery. So, at around 10am, Luang Por Pasanno, Ajahn Karuṇadhammo, Ajahn Jotipālo, Sāmaṇera Tissaro and Debbie left the City of Ten Thousand Bu...
Posted October 16, 2017
Fire Update, October 15, 2017
Most of the community went down to Fremont today to hold the Kathina Ceremony at Wat Buddhanusorn. Hundreds of people showed up to share their support for the monastic community.
See more photos from Kathina
. Also, if you have photos that you would like to share with us, please send us a message
Just before the Kathina Ceremony started, Luang Por Pasanno shared some positive news that the major buildings on the Abhayagiri property were not damaged. In addition, during the Sunday evening’s county press conference, officials were confident that the properties along Tomki road, including the Abhayagiri property, would be reopened for residents and owners very soon.
Luang Por Pasanno will be...
Posted October 15, 2017