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...

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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 ...


New Year, New Life: Life Can Be Improved – Evening Session (3 of 3)
Ajahn Pasanno
December 16, 2013

In this last part of the evening session, Ajahn Pasanno offers a New Year’s Blessing in Thai. This talk was offered during the evening of December 16, 2013 at the Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives (BIA) in Bangkok, Thailand. ...



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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