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Winter Retreat 2015
January 1, 2015

Beginning January 1st and continuing until March 31st, Abhayagiri will be in winter retreat. This annual time of quietude, gratefully supported by a team of lay supporters, gives Abhayagiri residents an opportunity to set aside work projects and concentrate on more formal aspects of meditation and the study of Dhamma. Short days, wet weather, and the silence of winter make this a natural time to be looking inward.During these three months there will be no overnight guests accepted. (For overnight visits after the retreat please contact the monastery after April 1st, 2015.) This, however, does not mean that the monastery is closed to day visit...

Ajahn Pasanno visits Ruth Denison
January 1, 2015

During the first week of September, Luang Por Pasanno and other members of the Abhayagiri community made a trip down to Southern California to visit Ruth Denison. Debbie Stamp, Amy Zhu, and Samanera Khantiko accompanied Luang Por Pasanno to Dhamma Dena in Joshua Tree, CA. (For more information about Ruth Denison and an upcoming documentary on her life and teachings, please visit www.dhammadena.com.)Ruth Denison has been a long-time supporter of the monastic sangha in the United States and has been involved with Abhayagiri since the monastery opened. Over the years she has continually shown her support for the community and has contributed to ...

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Latest Reflection

Friendship
Ajahn Pasanno

Today we have had a very special ceremony for Todd Tansuhaj, a young boy who died about two years ago and who was a novice here just prior to his hospitalization for an illness. His parents and friends have come for a memorial service. Some of them came last year. A couple more have come this year as well. So that all together, we have Todd’s parents, a cousin and several friends. During the day we had a couple of little ceremonies to commemorate Todd’s passing. I was thinking about a theme of friendship, because Todd’s friends have made the effort to be here and T...

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Latest Talk

The Goldsmith's Apprentice
Ajahn Pasanno
January 27, 2015

Using the Buddha's simile of the goldsmith's apprentice, Ajahn Pasanno teaches the importance of finding the balance of three qualities we can apply to working with our meditation object – tranqu...


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Reception Hall Construction Updates

Reception Hall Phase 2 to Begin in March 2015
December 30, 2014

During the past year, the construction of the new Reception Hall has mostly been on hold, with the exception of a few additions to the infrastructure: stairways, septic tank, underground electrical lines and drains, radiant underfloor heating tubes, finished floor levels, and a small retaining wall. The delays in construction are mostly due to our need to secure sufficient funds to ensure completion of the next phase. We are pleased that we will be able to begin Phase 2 construction early in March 2015, weather permitting.The project is divided into three Phases: Phase 1, which has been completed, was the basic foundati...

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