Ajahn Jayasaro to Visit Abhayagiri

Ajahn Jayasaro will be arriving at Abhayagiri on April 24 and departing on April 29. On Saturday, April 27, Ajahn Jayasaro will be offering teachings both after the meal and in the evening time. Please note that on Friday, April 26, Ajahn Jayasaro will be having the meal at Three Jewels branch monastery in Fort Bragg. Ajahn Jayasaro (Shaun Michael Chiverton) was born on the Isle of Wight, England…


Songkran and Upasampada on Sunday, April 14

On Sunday, April 14, the Abhayagiri community will be celebrating the traditional Thai New Year known as Songkran as well as an upasampada (bhikkhu ordination). Schedule: 10:30am - Arrival time - Please aim to arrive by 10:30am 11am - Offering the meal and meal blessing After meal clean-up there will be a traditional Songkran hand washing ceremony 2pm - Bhikkhu ordination of Sāmaṇera Hemako The bh…


Not-Self: Not Taking Ourselves Personally: A Spirit Rock Daylong led by Ajahn Karunadhammo

On April 6th Ajahn Karunadhammo will lead a daylong at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA. You are welcome to participate online or in person, but advance registration is required. The daylong will be from 9:00am to 4:30pm. The theme is Not-Self: Not Taking Ourselves Personally: Liberation won’t be found in trying to create the perfect personality, because it isn’t the personality that…

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In the Light of Dependence

Ajahn Sucitto

In summary, the core meaning is that when the awakened mind reviews the manifest world, it exhibits a deep appreciation of ‘uncivilized’ nature. On the face of it, this is simply because a remote environment offers fewer possibilities for worldly motivation, and also encourages deep contemplation on the facts of existence. In the presence of constant change and the imminence of death, the mind tunes in with immediacy, focused attention and dispassion. And as they mature, contemplatives continue to deepen by living in harmony with natural processes; they foster an awareness that isn’t fettered…

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Keep the Practice Alive

Ajahn Ñāniko

This Dhamma reflection was offered on April 19, 2024 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.

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