Temporary Occupancy for Reception Hall; Phase 4 to Begin
March 19, 2017
Temporary Occupancy for Reception
Hall; Phase 4 to Begin
We are happy to announce that on Tuesday, March
14th, we called for an inspection of the Reception Hall building.
The county inspector passed the building and gave us a temporary
occupancy permit. This permit allows us to start using the building
immediately.There are still a few days worth of cabinetry,
tiling, and carpentry work, as well as the elevator to be approved.
Hopefully, this will be completed within the next couple of weeks.
Once the community ends our winter retreat we will move into the
building and start using it.
We still have a significant amount of work to do
with regard to finishing the entire project: this work will be done
in Phase Four of the project. We need...
Ajahn Piak to visit Abhayagiri in April
February 10, 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. 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 Ajahn Piak's group. We expect he will be willing to speak informally with people and answer our questions at tea time. Be...
Winter Retreat 2017
January 1, 2017
The annual winter retreat begins on January 2, 2017 and lasts for three
months, ending on April 1st. During this time, the resident community
takes time to engage in more formal meditation practice following a
changing schedule of group or individual practice. During these
three months there will be no overnight guests accepted. (For overnight
visits after the retreat please contact the monastery after April 1, 2017.) However, day visitors and those wishing to visit the monastery to
participate in the meal offering or bring offerings of requisites at
meal time are still welcome. It should be noted, however, that the
community is practicing noble silence, and talking and conversations
with the monastics and retreat crew are very lim...