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2015 Abhayagiri Thanksgiving Retreat Registration Closes July 31
July 28, 2015

Registration for the Abhayagiri Thanksgiving Monastic retreat will close on July 31. Here is the original retreat announcement: 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, follow...

Luang Por Liem's Visit to Abhayagiri
July 18, 2015

This year, four of our western monasteries had the good fortune to host Luang Por Liem during a one month trip to America. With him was Luang Por Jundee, Ajahn Sek, Ajahn Moshe and Ajahn Thaniyo. They went to Tisarana Monastery in Ottawa, Canada, then Temple Forest Monastery in New Hampshire, Pacific Hermitage, and Abhayagiri.For those who have never before heard the names of these monks: Luang Por Jundee has been ordained for 40 years and is the abbot of Wat Ampawan, a monastery located in a beautiful mountain wilderness in Chonburi Province. Ajahn Sek has been ordained for 17 years, and heads up a small jungle hermitage in the Say...

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Latest Reflection

The True Nature of the Body
Ajahn Plien

We all have to understand the nature of the body. And it should play a central feature in our investigation and contemplation of the teachings. The Buddha taught the Anattalakkhana Sutta, the discourse on not-self. This discourse was given to the five ascetics that had attended on the Buddha. On listening to this particular discourse, they were liberated. All of us here are similar to the five ascetics in that we all want to be free, to not have to experience the difficulties that are attendant on having a body and a mind and with being in the world. The body is a helpful...

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Latest Talk

The Rhythm of the Breath
Ajahn Pasanno
July 25, 2015

Ajahn Pasanno teaches how the skillful practice of mindfulness of breathing fulfills the seven factors of awakening. He discusses what is needed (and what is not) to practice mindfulness of b...


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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 - JulyWeeks 1-20 picturesJulyWeek 22 pictures...

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