Moving the New Buddha Image
September 26, 2016
On September 14, 2016, the resident Abhayagiri Community, guests, and neighbors joined together to move the 3,000 pound sandstone Buddha image into the new Reception Hall. Click here
to view a video of this inspiring joint effort.We've also posted a photo gallery
Upasika Day: Practice in a Global/Social Context
September 5, 2016
On Sunday, October 8, 2016, Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery will be hosting an Upasika Day. All are welcome.
The theme for the day will be Practice in a Global/Social Context: Right Speech and Living With Ourselves - From the Mind to the Mouth, What Happens? Luang Por Pasanno and senior Abhayagiri monastics have graciously agreed to lead us in teachings, discussion and guided meditations on how speech that contributes to harmony with others and happiness with ourselves begins with attention to and cultivation of internal mental processes.
This event will live streamed and you can participate online by going to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs6A1aniHbc
Readings for the...
Abhayagiri Kathina: October 23, 2016
August 17, 2016
year since the time of the Buddha, at the end of the three-month Rains
Retreat, the lay community around every Buddhist monastery has gathered
to celebrate the completion of the retreat and to offer to the monastic
community gifts of cloth and supplies that will be useful for the coming
year. The cloth is then cut, sewn and dyed by the monks to make a robe
on that day to offer to one of the Saṅgha. This 2,500-year-old
tradition is still carried on here in the West in the Theravadan
monasteries. It is initiated by a lay supporter or a group of supporters
who request to organize the preparation and formal offerings. It is
both a significant and joyful occasion that, over time, has become
emblematic of the richness of the r...