Abhayagiri Annual Retreat 2022

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 will open for this on September 1st. 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 retr…


Luang Por Pasanno Online Teaching on August 20th

On August 20th, Luang Por Pasanno will be leading an online afternoon retreat titled, Sense Contact: The Source of Wisdom from 1pm to 4pm PT. This teaching is organized by Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Please note that to participate in this event you must register by noon Pacific Time on August 20th. Sense Contact: The Source of Wisdom Whether we like it or not, we’re in contact with the world,…


Vinaya Classes for the Monastic Community

During the 3-month vassa period, July 14th to October 10th, the monastic community of Abhayagiri will be studying the bhikkhus rules and protocols (Vinaya). There will be Vinaya classes two evenings per week for the the bhikkhus, sāmaṇeras and anagārikas. On those evenings Abhayagiri will not be having evening puja. All the dates of those Vinaya Classes are listed on Abhayagiri’s public calendar:…


Luang Por Pasanno & Ajahn Nyaniko Visit Suddhavari Monastery in Brazil

A new associated monastery in the Ajahn Chah tradition has been started in Brazil. It is the first of its kind in South America and was established with the encouragement and blessing of Luang Por Liem, the present abbot of Ajahn Chah’s original monastery, Wat Pah Pong in Ubon province, Thailand. Luang Por Liem visited Suddhavāri in 2017 and considered the place suitable for a forest monastery, le…

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Underlying Dispositions

Ajahn Thiradhammo

The Buddha recognized various obstructions to the realization of truth. One of the most primal ones is referred to as the ‘underlying dispositions’ (anusaya), sometimes translated as ‘underlying tendencies’ or ‘latent tendencies’. Although various qualities are referred to as underlying dispositions, the standard list comprises seven: sensual lust (kāmarāgā), aversion/repugnance (paṭigha), views (diṭṭhi), doubt (vicikicchā), conceit (māna), lust for existence (bhavarāgā) and ignorance (avijjā) (D.III,254). In one place in the Pali Canon (M.I,433) the Buddha, referring to the five lo…

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Everything Needs to be Relinquished

Ajahn Pasanno

Ajahn Pasanno reflects on the Anapanasati Sutta and Ajahn Sucitto’s new book on the subject. This talk was offered on August 6, 2022.

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