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Upāsakā Day, Saturday, August 12: Practice in a Global Context; Being a Good Citizen

On Saturday, August 12, Luang Por Pasanno and senior monastics of Abhayagiri have graciously offered to lead us in an exploration of the Buddha’s teachings on living in society, and how we can apply them today.The schedule for the day is as follows:10:45 a.m. Refuges and Precepts (optional)11:00 a.m. (sharp) Meal Offering1-4:30 p.m. Study/Practice Session4:30 p.m. Tea with the monastics (optional)The group session will be livestreamed at https://youtu.be/v1JrjH4HJmE starting at 1PM.Attendance at Upāsakā Days is open both to those who wish to make a formal commitment to the program and to those who may simply wish to attend for the day. All are welcome.
Posted on August 6, 2017

NEW - Sunday Afternoon Dhamma Talks

Starting Sunday, June 11, the regular weekend Dhamma talk will move to Sunday afternoon. The program will begin at 2 pm with chanting followed by meditation. After a short break, one of the senior monks will give a Dhamma talk. There will be no evening puja Sunday night. We have yet to decide what will happen when the lunar observance day falls on Sunday. Evening puja will begin at 7 pm on Saturday nights with no Dhamma talk. If Saturday is a lunar observance day, we'll follow the usual program starting at 7:30 pm. We're making this change because we think that more people will be able to come on Sunday afternoon than on Saturday night. Now that Abhayagiri has a larger, climate-controlled Dhamma Hall that will remain cool during summer af...
Posted on July 27, 2017

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There Is Faith. There Is Doubt.
Ajahn Sumedho

There is faith; there is doubt. In Buddhist practice, we examine the belief and the doubt that we experience in our mind and we see that these two are conditions changing.I have contemplated doubt itself as a sign. I’d ask myself a question like, ‘Who am I?’ and then I’d listen for the answer – something like, ‘Sumedho Bhikkhu.’ Then I’d think, ‘That’s not the answer; who are you really? I’d see the struggle, the habitual reaction, to find an answer to the question. But I would not accept any conceptual answer. ‘Who is it sitting here? What is this? What’s this here? ...

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Reception Hall Construction Updates

Pictures from Reception Hall - Season 4 - Construction
November 23, 2015

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 landscaping: this wor...

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