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Slideshow of Chao Khun Ceremony
January 28, 2016

On December 5, 2015 at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo) in Bangkok, Luang Por Pasanno received the honorary ecclesiastical title “Chao Khun” and name “Phra Bodhinyanavidesa” from the Crown Prince of Thailand, on behalf of His Majesty King Bhumipol Adulyadet. This title is given periodically to monks in the Thai tradition who have distinguished themselves with their contributions to the monastic tradition, and is considered a high honor. This year, both Luang Por Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro were given this title -- particularly significant as Western monks are rarely awarded this special recognition.On Jan...

Ajahn Chah Memorial at Wat Nong Pah Pong youtube channel
January 18, 2016

Enjoy video from the Ajahn Chah Memorial Celebrations at Wat Nong Pah Pong, Ubon, Thailand via Youtube. Senior monks of the Ajahn Chah Tradition gave Dhamma talks throughout four days in Thai and English, including Luang Por Pasanno. Luang Por gave his talk in English. The video can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CkdcLVpGEE&t=398m6s

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Latest Reflection

Appreciating the Goodness of Others
Ajahn Pasanno

There are lots of us here living together in community, sharing the same space. So it’s vital that we share the space harmoniously to ensure that things get done, like the external work of taking care of the monastery and the internal work of spiritual practice. To lay a foundation for living together harmoniously, there is a need to develop a sense of kataññū, which is usually translated as gratitude. Now the word gratitude is a bit loaded in the West, sort of like somebody is standing behind us waving his finger saying, “You should be grateful.” That’s quite a repelling image, and...

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Latest Talk

How to Solve the Problems of the World
Ajahn Karuṇadhammo
January 31, 2016

Having been recently reading books that address the unique complexities of modern times and the ability of the human spirit to cope with them, Ajahn Karuṇadhammo reflects on what the Buddha's teachi...


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Reception Hall Construction Updates

Pictures from Reception Hall Phase 2 Construction
November 23, 2015

The phase 2 construction of Abhayagiri's new Reception Hall has begun on Monday March 2, 2015. This second stage is construction of the framing, roof and exterior surfaces, which will seal the building from weather, and installing windows and doors. We will update the construction pictures on a regular basis. Please click the links below to view the pictures from phase 2 Construction: March - NovemberWeeks 1-35 picturesJanuaryUpdates...

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