Ajahn Dtun to Visit Abhayagiri in May 2016
May 22, 2016

During the month of May 2016, Abhayagiri will receive one of Thailand's most prominent meditation masters and disciples of Luang Por Chah, Venerable Tan Ajahn Dtun (Thiracitto). He is expected to arrive at Abhayagiri on Sunday, May 22nd and will depart Sunday, May 29th. He will also be invited to offer Dhamma reflections on the Lunar Observance Day of Saturday, May 28th. Although we have no capacity for overnight guests at this time, all are welcome to come to Abhayagiri as day visitors. The following short biography of Tan Ajahn Dtun excerpted from This is the Path: A Collection of Teachings by Ajahn Dtun. Venerable Ajahn Dt...

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Choosing the Pāramīs
Ajahn Pasanno

Several nights ago I gave a talk on the ten pāramīs, qualities that are helpful for cultivation and development: generosity, virtue, renunciation, wisdom, effort, truthfulness, resolution, loving-kindness, patience, and equanimity. Each is helpful to bring up as an alternative to a particular difficult or obstructive state present in the mind.As a preliminary step, we can ask ourselves questions that pertain to these pāramīs in a general way. For example, How do I want to orient myself and my practice? Wha...


Questions and Answers 4: Peeling Back Faces
Ajahn Dtun
May 24, 2016

Ajahn Dtun responds to questions about the stages of letting go, caffeine, body contemplation, nimittas and imagination, periods of despair in practice, good habits carrying over from past lives, and when to study Dhamma. This question and answer session was offered at tea time on May 24, 2016 at Ab...



Pictures from Reception Hall - Season 4 - Construction
November 23, 2015

Year Four: Construction update As we enter the summer months of 2016, we also enter our fourth year of construction of Abhayagiri's new Reception Hall. Year one, 2013, saw us complete: structural foundations, retaining walls, underfloor plumbing, waterproofing back retaining wall, installing water tanks and trenching for fire sprinkler system. Year two, 2014, construction was mostly put 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 del...

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