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Community Work Day - Saturday November 8
October 28, 2014

The Abhayagiri kitchen is used 365 days a year to prepare food for residents and guests. We strive to keep such essential facilities very clean as an expression of our monastic training. Thus on the afternoon of November 8 we plan to conduct the annual kitchen deep clean (weather permitting). It takes many hands to move everything out of the kitchen, clean all the equipment, wipe down all surfaces, and put everything back, but it's also fun to work together to clean the space we all use. Morning work that day will likely include tree trimming along the gravel road and other outdoor work.We invite you to work alongside us, join us for the day'...

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Latest Reflection

Bring to Life the Contemplation of Death
Debbie Stamp

This reflection is adapted from a talk offered by Debbie during the 2013 Thanksgiving Retreat. In a sutta in the Saṃyutta Nikāya, the Buddha asks King Pasenadi, “How is your day going? What’s your day been like?” King Pasenadi says, “Well, it’s a normal day for a king. Wars, keeping our territories, sensual delights . . . ” and so on along the very worldly lines of a king’s life. So the Buddha asks him, “What would you say if someone you trusted came from the north, someone worthy of listening to and he said, ‘There’s a mountain as high as the clouds coming i...

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Latest Talk

Upasika Day - Mindfulness of Breathing (Part 1)
Ajahn Pasanno
October 26, 2014

On the October 26, 2014 Upāsika Day, Ajahn Pasanno describes mindfulness of breathing as a method to firmly establish the mind and develop insight. During the first half of the day, he explores the...


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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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