Ajahn Piak to visit Abhayagiri in April
April 17, 2017
Ajahn Piak, a Thai disciple of Ajahn Chah and close friend of Ajahn Dtun and Ajahn Anan, will be visiting Abhayagiri for a week in April. We expect him to arrive the evening of April 19 and depart early in the morning on April 26.
We plan to invite Ajahn Piak to give the Saturday talk on April 22 and the Wan Phra talk on April 25. We will be live streaming both talks and you will be able to watch them by going to Abhayagiri's Youtube channel:
Ajahn Piak will be traveling with a group of five monks including his long-time student Ajahn Issara and has invited Ajahn Siripañño to translate for him. Tan Kovilo, who ordained at Abhayagiri in 2010, has spent much of the last two years living at Ajahn Piak's monastery and will likely join ...
Sāmaṇera Ordination Ceremony for Anagārikas Jeff, Dorian, and Hector
April 16, 2017
On May 6th, 2017, all are welcome to attend the formal ceremony in which Anagārikas Jeff, Dorian, and Hector will take the brown robes of a novice (sāmaṇera). The ceremony will take place in the new reception hall. Evening puja will be at 7:30 PM which will be followed by the Sāmaṇera ordination around 8:30–8:45 PM.
Please see our calendar
for more details.
Upasika Day: Renewal Day (April 30, 2017)
April 15, 2017
We hope you can join us at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery for the annual Upasika Renewal Day on Sunday, April 30, 2017, a day of community, Dhamma study, meditation, and renewal.
Our theme for the day will be “Devotion and Ritual: Becoming The Buddha.” Luang Por Pasanno and senior Abhayagiri monastics have graciously agreed to lead us in reflections on the ceremonies, April 14, 15 and 16 (see www.abhayagiri.org/news/consecration-ceremony-for-new-buddha-statue
for details), to consecrate the Buddha rupa in the new reception hall. Luang Por will reflect on the meaning and significance for the monastic and lay community of this traditional ceremony. A...
Consecration Ceremony for New Buddha Statue
April 14, 2017
On April 14, 15 and 16, Abhayagiri will be having ceremonies to consecrate the Buddha image in our new meditation hall, and everyone is welcome to come and join in with us. Although it is not the grand opening which we will have when the building and grounds are completely finished (hopefully within a year), this building has been a construction site for a very long time, and we feel that it would be auspicious to come together and inaugurate the hall as a shrine, puja, and meditation space.
We will be having three sessions (one on each of these three days) of chanting, recitations, and meditation. In addition, each of the sessions will be live streamed over the Internet for those that cannot participate in person.
Additionally, Sunday, A...