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2015 Abhayagiri Thanksgiving Retreat Registration Open
June 29, 2015

Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California and the Sanghapala Foundation invite you to join Luang Por Pasanno and the Abhayagiri Community for a 10-day retreat over the Thanksgiving holiday, November 20-29 at the Angela Center in Santa Rosa, California. We will create a monastery environment during our time together, and we offer you this opportunity to explore the Dhamma in a setting that differs somewhat from a typical meditation retreat. We will all live the monastery life, following the Eight Precepts, taking only what is offered, and attempting to reflect on our every activity as part of our practi...

Ajahn Liem to Visit Abhayagiri
June 19, 2015

Ajahn Liem, the abbot of Wat Nong Pah Pong and successor to Ajahn Chah, will be visiting four North American monasteries in the Ajahn Chah tradition from June 19 to July 16. Ajahn Jundee, abbot of Wat Pah Ampawan, and two other monks will accompany Ajahn Liem. After visiting Tisarana Buddhist Monastery, Temple Forest Monastery, and Pacific Hermitage, they plan to arrive at Abhayagiri in the early evening on July 6. We will ask Ajahn Liem to give the 7:30 pm evening talk on Saturday, July 11. He will be away from Abhayagiri on July 9. Ajahn Liem's last public event in California will be a talk after the meal at Wat Buddhanusorn in Fr...

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Latest Reflection

The Right Angle : Everyone Benefits, Nobody Loses
Ajahn Liem

The entire world and everyone in it needs the Dhamma as a protection. We all survive and find comfort in life with the support of the knowledge and skills, mindfulness and wisdom, of countless others. Without their help we would all perish as soon as we leave our mother’s womb. We’d have no food to eat, clothes to wear or house to live in. Our parents, whose faces we have never even seen before, give us life and all the things we need to make us healthy and strong. For our clothes and living places, and all the various skills we learn, we are entirely indebted to othe...

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Latest Talk

Painfully Delicious
Ajahn Pasanno
June 20, 2015

In honor of Ajahn Chah's birthday celebration, Ajahn Pasanno shares some recollections of his teacher. Focusing on Ajahn Chah's straightforward day-to-day approach to learning and training, the storie...


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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:

March - June

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