Update: Registration Available for Daylong at Spirit Rock on Oct. 1st led by Ajahn Karunadhammo

Contemplations to Settle the Mind on Oct. 1st Stressing out trying to settle the mind and “get concentrated?” Tired of trying to force your attention onto a narrow point of breathing and getting frustrated? We’ll explore setting up the mind/heart with some contemplations that allow for natural and easeful settling into samadhi, rather than trying to force attention onto a tight location. The day w…


2023 Thanksgiving Retreat -- Retreat FULL

Led by Ajahn Karunadhammo, Ajahn Nyaniko and the Abhayagiri Community November 19-26, 2023 at Applegate Retreat Center, Applegate, CA Please note: Registration is full, so if you register now you will be placed on a waiting list and notified if there are cancellations. Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California and the Sanghapala Foundation invite you to join the Abhayagiri Community for a…

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Gentle and Humble

Ajahn Liem

You need to train to bring forth an attitude of gentleness and humbleness. The words “gentle” and “humble” are about our good conduct as Sangha members – something that we need to practise by ourselves and develop in ourselves. With these qualities, the Sangha is well accepted by society. Anyone who behaves gently and humbly will always be well respected, even by the devas. The devas praise gentle and humble demeanour. Whatever it is, our prostrations, or the way we raise our hands to greet, all these expressions of good manners that all of us in our Sangha should practice. This practice and t…

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Putting Ourselves to the Test

Ajahn Cunda

Ajahn Cunda reflects on the benefits of pushing ourselves beyond our comfort zone and the willingness to face difficulties in the practice. This Dhamma Talk was offered on September 16, 2023 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.

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