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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...

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Latest Reflection

Recollecting the Buddha
Ajahn Liem

So today, we've come to use the new place, which is still under construction. But it's still a convenient place. It still makes for a convenient place for gathering. Because without a suitable place, then we cannot all gather together like this. But then we're adapting to a new place we have to adapt ourselves to new conditions, particularly the weather conditions, which are a bit cooler. But then we remind ourselves, that to whatever extent that we are able to use warm clothing to keep away some degree of cold, that we're still always in touch with nature and experiencing the weather ...

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Latest Talk

Dukkha for Teens
Ajahn Pasanno
August 29, 2015

With a group of teens visiting the monastery on a weekend retreat, Ajahn Pasanno explains the Buddha's reasoning behind having the lay community periodically take eight precepts for “a day a...


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Reception Hall Construction Updates

Pictures from Reception Hall Phase 2 Construction
March 16, 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:

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