Fire Update, October 17-18, 2017
On Tuesday, Luang Por Pasanno and others led an initial visit into the monastery after news came in that they would be allowed to return. Here are some photos that were taken of the day:
Photos of the initial reconnaissance expedition
On Wedneday, the Abhayagiri community paid respects to Dharma Master Hung Liu and said goodbye to the community at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. Then, by the way of eight-car caravan, we drove into Redwood Valley and re-entered the monastery:
Photos of the community returning to Redwood Valley and Abhayagiri
After paying respects to the shrine and offering gratitude and chanting, the community set out to
get the monastery back in order. Within a few ...
Posted October 18, 2017
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