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Upasika Day: Devotion and Ritual
December 6, 2016

On Sunday, December 11, 2016, Abhayagiri will be hosting the last Upasika Day of 2016. All are welcome.    The theme for the day will be Devotion and Ritual: The Art of Being Human. Ajahn Jotipalo and senior Abhayagiri monastics have graciously agreed to lead us in teachings, discussion and guided meditations on art as an expression of devotion to the Dhamma and devotion to the Dhamma as a source of and channel for artistic creativity.   Live Streaming The event will be live streamed, and you can participate online. The link to the live streaming will be posted soon.   Readings and videos for the day Ajahn Sucitto, The Dawn of the Dharma: Illuminations From the Buddha's First Discourse, free for viewi...

New Ordinations - November 2016
December 5, 2016

On November 7, 2016, in the presence of the Abhayagiri community and Ajahn Tiradhammo, who was visiting the monastery at that time, three ordinations took place at Abhayagiri. The former Ven. Kyung Bon went forth as Sāmaṇera Sampanno, taking robes as a novice with Luang Por Pasanno as his preceptor. Going forth as a sāmaṇera is training for taking upasaṃpadā, full ordination as a bhikkhu. Also on November 7, 2016, Gary and Ryan went forth as Anagārikas, taking the Eight Precepts and committing themselves to practice and service to the Abhayagiri monastic community.  The audio for the ordination and Luang Por's advice t...

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Latest Reflection

Dont Push-Just Use the Weight of Your Own Body
Ajahn Amaro

"Kondanna was my teacher. I had the good fortune to study shiatsu with Barry at the San Francisco School of Massage. He really did teach body-work as nothing less than a spiritual practice. He said the heart of our work is simply to offer our presence: ‘Don’t push, just use the weight of your own body. Don’t diagnose, just be aware. Don’t try to help, but also don’t turn away. Just be with the person. That’s all you have to do.’ And Barry really practised what he preached. You could see it as clear as day watching him work. It was an amazing and beautiful thing.When I attended m...

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Latest Talk

November Ordinations
Ajahn Pasanno
December 3, 2016

At the beginning of last month, three new candidates – Chong Bon taking on the Sāmaṇera training [precepts beginning at 10:15], Gary and Ryan taking t...


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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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