A Day of Sharing in the City
September 3, 2015
On August 23, six Abhayagiri residents and fifty lay supporters gathered at the Mindfulness Care Center in San Fransisco for a day of sharing. Rik Center, founder of the Mindfulness Care Center, had organized the event as an opportunity to recollect the history of Abhayagiri, to reflect on the blessings that the monastery has brought to people's lives, and to support Abhayagiri's ongoing development. Ajahn Pasanno began the day by reflecting on the importance of the forest as a refuge from the city and the mutual interdependence of the lay and monastic communities. The monastics led chanting followed by a guided meditation from Ajahn Pasanno ...
Work Mornings and Community Work Days
September 1, 2015
As you can see from the photo below, we have a huge pile of
firewood, collected from doing fire clearance around several of our
cabins this summer. This firewood needs to be moved to several
locations and stacked. If you are looking for a way to support the
Abhayagiri community and want to connect to the residents in an
informal situation, then you are welcome to come join us every
Saturday morning during the month of
October, from 7:30 am until 10:30 am.
We intend to start doing this work, beginning Saturday, October
3rd. October 10th is also an Upasika day, so
please consider coming early to help; and stay for the afternoo...