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2019 MONASTIC ANNUAL RETREAT
Led by Luang Por Pasanno and the Abhayagiri Community
December 6-15, 2019 at Applegate Retreat Center, Applegate, CA
Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California and the Sanghapala Foundation invite you to join Luang Por Pasanno, and others from the Abhayagiri Community for a 10-day retreat in December.
We will create a monastery environment during our time together, and we offer you this opportunity to explore the Dhamma in a setting that differs somewhat from a typical meditation retreat. We will all live the monastery life, following the Eight Precepts, taking only what is offered, and attempting to reflect on our every activity as part of our practice. This will include noble silence, morning and eve...
Posted July 15, 2019
All are welcome to attend the formal ceremonies for Sāmaṇera Cittapālo to enter the monastic sangha as a bhikkhu and Anagārika Nicholas to take on the sāmaṇera (novice monk) training. The event details are:
Friday, August 23rd during evening puja, beginning at 7pm :
Anagārika Nicholas will go forth into brown robes taking sāmaṇera (novice monk) ordination
Sunday, August 25th – Time to be determined:
Bhikkhu Ordination Ceremony for Sāmaṇera Cittapālo
Posted July 11, 2019
Luang Por Pasanno 70th Birthday Celebration
Abhayagiri will celebrate Luang Por Pasanno’s 70th birthday on Saturday, July 27th and this will also be an opportunity to welcome him back after his year away. With his return from this sabbatical, he will be taking on his new role as Guiding Elder at Abhayagiri, leaving the abbot duties to co-abbots Ajahn Karunadhammo and Ajahn Nyaniko. Please arrive for the meal offering by 10:30 am. There will be an opportunity to gather with Luang Por after the meal, and also likely a Dhamma reflection from him at evening puja at 7 pm.
Listen to Luang Por’s first talk after coming out of retreat
Posted July 4, 2019