Upasika Day: Devotion and Ritual
December 6, 2016
Sunday, December 11, 2016, Abhayagiri will be hosting the last Upasika Day of
2016. All are welcome.
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.
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
Dawn of the Dharma: Illuminations From the Buddha's First Discourse, free
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...