Nourishing the Roots by Ajahn Pasanno - A Collection of Four Talks

A small book of four talks given by Ajahn Pasanno has just been released as a gift commemorating Abhayagiri’s 25th Anniversary and Ajahn Pasanno’s 72nd birthday. This book is available in PDF, ePUB, and Mobi formats. Please see the Abhayagiri books section to download this book: Also, the Nine Days of Dhamma is currently in progress. To register to participate in p…


Abhayagiri's 25th Anniversary, Livestreams Resume and Spring 2021 Newsletter

On June 1st, 1996, Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Visuddhi, and Anagārika Tom (now Ajahn Karuṇadhammo) arrived at 16201 Tomki Road in order to pioneer the first day of Abhayagiri, 25 years ago. This first day was the culmination of many visits by Ajahn Sumedho and Ajahn Amaro to California, as well as the work of various lay people (including Debbie Stamp and Marc Lieberman) over the course of several years.…


Updated on May 28 : Abhayagiri 25th Anniversary Retreats, June 9 to 17th : Note : It is now possible to attend in person for more than one day.

Dear Dhamma friends, For the last year during the pandemic, Abhayagiri Monastery’s gatherings took a different form of limited gatherings over a number of days. In July of 2020 for Luang Por Pasanno’s 71st birthday, for example, some of the faithful lay supporters hosted “9 Days of Dāna” where a limited number of 20 pre-registered people could offer food and requisites to the Sangha. The goodness…

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Justifying Anything

Ajahn Amaro

The subject of sila, or virtuous, beautiful conduct, is a very tricky area which people often misunderstand. It is therefore an area where we can benefit from some guidance and instruction – some understanding about how best to conduct ourselves in the manner in which we relate both to our own life and to other people. Often, we are attracted to the Buddha’s teaching because it cuts right to the very heart of our experience. I was certainly drawn by the ultimate and incisive nature of it – in particular, the teachings on emptiness. This seemed to be one of the most important aspects of the tea…

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Difficult But Worthwhile

Tan Pesalo

Tan Pesalo reflects on the difficulties and rewards of monastic practice and on the importance of sangha. This talk was offered on May 29, 2021 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.

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