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20th Anniversary Recap
June 26, 2016

On June 4th, 2016, many people gathered at Abhayagiri to meet old friends, celebrate and share reflections on the past 20 years. The audio and photos from the day are now available. 20th Anniversary Audio and Photos Note: We were ho...

Memorial to Ruth Denison
June 17, 2016

The Abhayagiri community took the opportunity of our 20th anniversary celebration to create a memorial for the late Ruth Denison. The plaque on a beautifully created wooden urn simply reads:“A beloved pioneer of Buddhism in the West ...

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Latest Reflection

Choosing the Pāramīs
Ajahn Pasanno

Several nights ago I gave a talk on the ten pāramīs, qualities that are helpful for cultivation and development: generosity, virtue, renunciation, wisdom, effort, truthfulness, resolution, loving-kindness, patience, and equanimity. Each is helpful to bring up as an alternative to a particular difficult or obstructive state present in the mind.As a preliminary step, we can ask ourselves questions that pertain to these pāramīs in a general way. For example, How do I want to orient myself and my practice? What principles of training do I feel need attending to? When we think in terms of the p...

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Latest Talk

Sutta Study Upasika Day: The Human Situation
Ajahn Pasanno
June 25, 2016

After describing the significance and origin of the suttas, Ajahn Pasanno describes how we can benefit most from encountering the Buddha's teachings and mentions a few key points from the essay “...


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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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