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Upcoming Ordinations (May, June 2016)
April 23, 2016

Saturday, May 7: Triple Anagārika Ceremony for Jeff, Dorian and Hector In place of the usual Saturday night talk, long-term residents Jeff, Dorian, and Hector will take on the white robes and eight precepts of Anagārikas. You are w...

Ajahn Dtun to Visit Abhayagiri in May 2016
April 22, 2016

During the month of May 2016, Abhayagiri will receive one of Thailand's most prominent meditation masters and disciples of Luang Por Chah, Venerable Tan Ajahn Dtun (Thiracitto). He is expected to arrive at Abhayagiri on Sunday, May 22nd...

Ajahn Amaro to Visit in 2016
April 21, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Ajahn Amaro will be returning to the United States for a visit in late May through June of 2016. He starts at the Pacific Hermitage, perhaps arriving May 26. Please check the Pacific Hermitage website for m...

Abhayagiri's 20th Anniversary on Saturday, June 4th
April 20, 2016

Come celebrate 20 years of Abhayagiri. The first monastery in the United States to be established by followers of Ajahn Chah, Abhayagiri was founded in 1996 in the mountainous forests of Mendocino County, California. The origins of the mona...

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Latest Reflection

Choosing the Pāramīs
Ajahn Pasanno

Several nights ago I gave a talk on the ten pāramīs, qualities that are helpful for cultivation and development: generosity, virtue, renunciation, wisdom, effort, truthfulness, resolution, loving-kindness, patience, and equanimity. Each is helpful to bring up as an alternative to a particular difficult or obstructive state present in the mind.As a preliminary step, we can ask ourselves questions that pertain to these pāramīs in a general way. For example, How do I want to orient myself and my practice? What principles of training do I feel need attending to? When we think in terms of the p...

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Latest Talk

Uncovering the Path
Ajahn Pasanno
April 23, 2016

Asked the question, “How do I know if I'm progressing on the path?” Ajahn Pasanno reflects that our practice is an act of uncovering a peaceful inclination of mind that already exists. ...


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Reception Hall Construction Updates

Pictures from Reception Hall - Season 4 - Construction
November 23, 2015

Year Four: Construction update As we enter the summer months of 2016, we also enter our fourth year of construction of Abhayagiri's new Reception Hall. Year one, 2013, saw us complete: structural foundations, retaining walls, underfloor plumbing, waterproofing back retaining wall, installing water tanks and trenching for fire sprinkler system. Year two, 2014, construction was mostly put on hold, with the exception of a few additions to the infrastructure: stairways, septic tank, underground electrical lines and drains, radiant underfloor heating tubes, finished floor levels, and a small retaining wall. The del...

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