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New Reception Hall Construction Photos
November 8, 2014

A new series of photos of the current status of the new reception hall have been posted. Check out the new photo gallery detailing how the foundation stands for Winter at: http://www.abhayagiri.org/gallery/6079091430836696833

Born On a Four Rebuilds Outdoor Buddha Area
October 31, 2014

During Ajahn Sumedho’s stay, Rik Center was at the monastery contemplating how to support the monastery with an anniversary birthday project. A number of friends of Abhayagiri who were "born on a four" (born in 1954, 1964, 1974, etc.) were interested to continue the success of the previous year's project. Despite the enthusiasm of the "born on a four” crew, nobody knew what a suitable project would be.Then one day, while taking with Dennis Crean in the cloister area, Rik looked up the hill to the outdoor Buddha rupa area. He reflected on how rarely he goes up there and recognizing there were steps from the driveway that went u...

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Latest Reflection

Tales from Varapañño - Body of Complete Enjoyment
Paul Breiter

“Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people, because you no longer regard people as a drain on your resources. They recharge your energy, because in the process of relating with them you acknowledge your wealth, your richness…. There is no feeling of poverty at all in this approach to life.” - Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche - Ajahn Chah often said that it was after he became a teacher and abbot and had to deal with all sorts of people that his wisdom really increased, though in ...

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Latest Talk

Addicted to Extra Baggage
Ajahn Pasanno
November 15, 2014

Why can't we be content with what our present experience? Why are our minds so addicted to mental proliferation or papañca? Ajahn Pasanno offers a reflection on the habit of compulsively adding ...


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Reception Hall Construction Updates

Reception Hall Phase 1 Completed -- Phase 2 on Hold
January 4, 2014

In mid July of 2013 we began phase 1 of construction to the new Reception Hall. Ideally, starting construction work in April is preferred; starting in July was a bit risky as we feared early fall rains would cause delays and create a messy work environment. Our contractor assured us he could get the job done, so we proceeded. Little did we know rain was not going to be a problem. All of this work was completed on time, the work was well done and it all came in at, or under, budget. Here is a brief list of all the items we completed in phase 1. structural foundations retaining walls ...

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