Work Mornings and Community Work Days
September 29, 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...
Abhayagiri Kathina: November 1, 2015
September 28, 2015
year since the time of the Buddha, at the end of the three-month Rains
Retreat, the lay community around every Buddhist monastery has gathered
to celebrate the completion of the retreat and to offer to the monastic
community gifts of cloth and supplies that will be useful for the coming
year. The cloth is then cut, sewn and dyed by the monks to make a robe
on that day to offer to one of the Saṅgha. This 2,500-year-old
tradition is still carried on here in the West in the Theravadan
monasteries. It is initiated by a lay supporter or a group of supporters
who request to organize the preparation and formal offerings. It...