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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

A View from Middle Age
Ajahn Pavaro

Nothing unusual is happening. I remind myself of this while contemplating the perplexity I’ve experienced during this attempt to share something from my rich, but stubbornly inchoate, impressions of the past year. The arid results of these writing labors have been humbling. Fortunately, a grateful heart has its own distinct agency. After visiting Abhayagiri for a month in late 2008, in December of 2009 I left Birken Forest Monastery in Canada—my monastic “home” during the first eight years of training—and arrived back in northern California for an extended stay...

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Latest Talk

Call Me By My True Names
Ajahn Karuṇadhammo
December 20, 2014

Reflecting on recent events in the news, Ajahn Karuṇadhammo contemplates the capacity we each have for the full spectrum of human behavior. He encourages us to realize how fortunate we are to hav...


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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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