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Sunday, November 4th -- Bhikkhu Ordination Ceremony for Sāmaṇera Rakkhito ***Please Note Daylight Savings Time Change***

All are welcome to attend the formal ceremony in which the Sāmaṇera Rakkhito will enter the monastic Saṅgha as a bhikkhu on Sunday, November 4th. The ceremony will take place in the new Dhamma Hall and will begin at 2 pm. Please note that Daylight Savings Time ends that morning, meaning all clocks are turned back one hour. Please see our calendar for more details.
Posted October 1, 2018

Upcoming Teachings by Ajahn Amaro

Join us in welcoming one of Abhayagiri’s founding abbots this month. Ajahn Amaro, co-abbot of Abhayagiri from 1996 to 2010 and current abbot of Amaravati Monastery in England, will arrive at arrive at the monasteryi late on October 25 and fly out of the Bay Area on November 8. Details regarding his teaching engagements and general schedule can be found below and on the Abhayagiri calendar Sunday, October 28: Abhayagiri Kathina Tuesday, October 30: 7:15 pm program at Yoga Mendocino Sunday, November 4: 2 pm Bhikkhu ordination of Sāmaṇera Rakkhito Monday, November 5: 7:30 pm public talk...
Posted October 1, 2018

2018 Monastic Thanksgiving Retreat ***Registration Still Open***

There is still space available on the Thanksgiving Retreat and registration will remain open until we have a waiting list. November 17-25, 2018 at Mount Madonna Center in Watsonville, CA (near Santa Cruz) If you already applied you will receive a formal confirmation from the retreat manager, Hitesi (hitesi3@gmail.com), in August. Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive this confirmation. To apply, mail your deposit and registration to Paul Friedlander as indicated on the application. Lead by the Abhayagiri Community Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California and the Sanghapala Foundation invite you to join Ajahn Sud...
Posted September 30, 2018

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Kindness in Conflict
Ajahn Abhinando
November 16, 2018

When there’s a conflict or a disagreement, we often just bounce off each other with our emotional reactions. Mostly we immediately pick up the other person’s emotional state, whether they’re afraid, aggressive or judgmental, for example. Often this doesn’t allow us to hear what that person has to say, even if it’s actually quite sensible. Before the argument even enters the rational part of our mind, we react on an emotional level to the other person’s emotional state. If we have to point out something difficult to someone, it is much easier and often more effective if we can main...

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