On September 25th the community of Abhayagiri will host the annual Buddhist Bicycle Pilgrimage. In order to accomodate the event, our usual evening puja and Dhamma talk will be canceled. Our ordinary observance schedule will resume the following week on October 3rd.
Dear Dhamma Friends, There is a “Second Tuesday” online teaching which will be hosted by Wat Buddhanusorn in Fremont, CA, each month. You are welcome to join via Zoom at 7pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85866551913?pwd=R3F0WGlCVnd4am9aeFdlTlpUTlNLUT09 The evening begins with meditation, followed by a Dhamma Talk / Q&A with one of the Ajahns from Abhayagiri.
Dear Dhamma friends, This year the Abhayagiri Annual Retreat (formerly known as the Thanksgiving Retreat) will be held online via Zoom from November 6 to 12. Registration is now open. Luang Por Pasanno and Ajahn Karunadhammo will be away from the monastery during this time, so the retreat will be hosted by the newer generation of Abhayagiri Ajahns. That being said, the retreat will be online so ou…
The agenda of ‘self’ and the agenda of enlightenment are very different. As we develop our meditation and interest in the Dhamma, we keep bumping into the resistances of self. It would be nice to be enlightened and free, and as meditators and dhamma practitioners we put a lot of energy into this. But at the same time we can feel bewildered because there is also a lot of resistance, a lot of forgetfulness, a lot of not wanting to be enlightened, free and happy. Trying to measure progress in dependence on our notions of worldly success is very frustrating for the ego because when we get better a…
Tan Sudhiro discusses how sensuality and delight in the world may produce fleeting pleasure, but then results in longing and more suffering over time. This talk was offered on September 18, 2022.