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Thai New Year / Pa Bah on April, 13 2014
April 11, 2014

Long-term lay supporter Joe is organizing a Thai New Year offering on April 13, 2014. Here is his announcement:Please plan to join us for this festive occasion!ขอเชิญร่วมงามทอดผ้าป่าสามัคคีThai New Year Celebration (Song Kran) and Almsgiving (Pah Bah) Ceremony at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery on Sunday, April 13, 2014เนื่องในวันสงกรานต์ ที่วัดอภัยคีรี ในวันอาทิตย์ที่ 13 เมษายน พศ. 2557This year, funds are being collected for an exciting project! Your donation will go towar...

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Latest Reflection

Work is Giving
Ajahn Pasanno

Since today is a community work day, there is an opportunity to work together for the benefit of the community and to recognize how we can look at opportunities for work. Sometimes we may feel that the word work already has the connotation of drudgery, a burden in some way. But that’s just how we perceive it and, therefore, create a certain feeling around it. Instead, we can change our perceptions and see work as an opportunity for giving – giving which benefits others, giving which benefits somebody other than ourselves. These are opportunities to do something quite noble. ...

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Latest Talk

In the Middle About That

April 12, 2014

Visiting monk Ajahn Punnadhammo talks about the importance of upekkhā, the spiritual quality of equanimity. He reflects on how this critical mind state appears in many aspects of the Buddha's tea...


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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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