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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

Fire Update, October 15, 2017

Most of the community went down to Fremont today to hold the Kathina Ceremony at Wat Buddhanusorn. Hundreds of people showed up to share their support for the monastic community. See more photos from Kathina. Also, if you have photos that you would like to share with us, please send us a message. Just before the Kathina Ceremony started, Luang Por Pasanno shared some positive news that the major buildings on the Abhayagiri property were not damaged. In addition, during the Sunday evening’s county press conference, officials were confident that the properties along Tomki road, including the Abhayagiri property, would be reopened for residents and owners very soon. Luang Por Pasanno will be...
Posted October 15, 2017

Fire Update, October 14, 2017

The community held puja this morning. This was the first time the community held a traditional Abhayagiri morning puja since the evacuation last Monday. Later, during the morning meeting, Debbie shared additional information she had received from the county officials during the previous evening’s press conference. Debbie confirmed that firefighters had a significant presence throughout the Redwood Valley area including the monastery property. They had what were called “hard lines” of firefighters at various locations including the ridge on the monastery. Debbie also said that there were indications that the fire has gotten into the property, although specific details were still not available. Debbie told one of the fire chiefs that it...
Posted October 15, 2017

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Latest Reflection

Don't Let Your Thoughts Get You Down
Ajahn Liem
October 16, 2017

The following was from an email that was sent by Tan Kovilo to Luang Por Pasanno on October 14, 2017. Tan Kovilo started by describing the setting: Today is Kathina day at Wat Nanachat and Luang Por Liam made a surprise visit just before the meal. It was a blessing to see and pay respects to him as always…but especially so today as the first thing he brought up after the community had bowed to him was to ask about Abhayagiri and the status of the fire. Thinking that his words might bring some joy to my Abhayabrothers, I quickly took out my notepad and began recording what he said. Here ...

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Guided Meditation at the Sudhana Center, City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
Ajahn Pasanno
October 16, 2017

Preceding a Dhamma Talk, Luang Por Pasanno leads chanting and a guided meditation.

This guided meditation was offered on October 14th, 2017 at the Sudhana Center of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas.

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