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Kaṭhina 2016 Recap
October 27, 2016

On Sunday, October 23, over 400 people attended Abhayagiri's annual Kaṭhina celebration–the largest gathering ever. The Kaṭhina offering was held in the soon-to-be-completed new Dhamma Hall. Abbots from the other North American monasteries in our tradition attended including Ajahn Vīradhammo from Tisarana Monastery, Ajahn Sona from Birken Monastery, Ajahn Jayanto from Temple Forest Monastery and Ajahn Punnadhammo from the Arrow River Hermitage. We also had a bonus elder from New Zealand's Bodhinyanarama, Ajahn Kusalo, as well as Ajahn Sudanto from the Pacific Hermitage and Ajahn Karuṇadhammo who will soon be re-joining Abhayagiri. Please see photos of the 2016 Kaṭhina on our gallery pages: Kaṭhina 2...

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The Savor of the Dhamma
Ajahn Maha Boowa

All of these things have been true ever since before we investigated them, but the defilements have closed our eyes to them. Even though we see them, we don't see them for what they are. Even though filth fills the body, the defilements deny it entirely and turn it into something beautiful — and we believe them, without looking at the Dhamma that's waving its arms at us, ready to help us at all times, as if it were calling to us: 'Hold on. Hold on to the Dhamma. Hurry up, and you'll escape from danger. Hurry and let go of the defilements. They're a fire burning you.'See what happens when you...

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Having the Patience to Learn
Ajahn Jotipālo
November 26, 2016

Making connections between painting, speaking on Dhamma, and cultivating the path of Dhamma itself, Ajahn Jotipālo offers us a perspective on the skill of contemplation. Contemplation is a process ...


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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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