Sāmaṇera Ordination Ceremony for Anagārikas Jeff, Dorian, and Hector
April 29, 2017

On May 6th, 2017, all are welcome to attend the formal ceremony in which Anagārikas Jeff, Dorian, and Hector will take the brown robes of a novice (sāmaṇera). The ceremony will take place in the new reception hall. Evening puja will be at 7:30 PM which will be followed by the Sāmaṇera ordination around 8:30–8:45 PM. Please see our calendar for more details.

Luang Por Viradhammo’s 70th birthday
April 27, 2017

Today, April 27, 2017, marks Luang Por Viradhammo’s 70th birthday. We at Abhayagiri would like to share our happiness, gratitude and good wishes to Luang Por Viradhammo and the community at Tisarana. New Book: The Contemplative’s Craft In celebration of this day, we would like to share Luang Por Viradhammo’s new book, entitled The Contemplative’s Craft: Internalizing the Teachings of the Buddha, which is now available in e-book formats: The Contemplative’s Craft (PDF) The Contemplative’s Craft (Epub)

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Ajahn Chah

When people would say to Ajahn Chah that they found it impossible to practice in society, he would ask them: “If I poked you in the chest with a burning stick, would you say ‘I’m suffering, it’s true, but since I live in this society I can’t get away from it?”’Ajahn Chah’s response makes a point not unlike the Buddha’s parable of the poisoned arrow. The Buddha tells of man who had been shot by an arrow and would not let anyone pull it out until his question about the arrow, the bow and the archer were ...


Ajahn Pasanno
December 20, 2016

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

We are happy to announce that on Tuesday, March 14th, we called for an inspection of the Reception Hall building. The county inspector passed the building and gave us a temporary occupancy permit. This permit allows us to start using the building immediately. There are still a few days worth of cabinetry, tiling, and carpentry work, as well as the elevator to be approved. Hopefully, this will be completed within the next couple of weeks. Once the community ends our winter retreat we will move into the building and start using it. We still have a significant amount of work to do with regard to landscaping: this wor...

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