Winter Updates from Abhayagiri

The Abhayagiri community has been appreciating the increased time for practice and study offered by the winter retreat. The community is doing well even amidst an unusually large amount of rain, snow and multiple power outages. Winter Retreat Readings - Mindfulness of Dhammas: The Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness The Dhamma theme for this winter retreat has been the fourth foundation of mindfulnes…


Winter Retreat Begins on January 2nd

The monastery will enter the three-month annual winter retreat on January 2, 2023 and resume the normal routines on April 1st. During this time, the winter retreat the resident community takes time to engage in more formal meditation practice following a changing schedule of group and individual practice. During the winter retreat there will be no overnight guests. To schedule overnight visits aft…


Abhayagiri 2022: Newsletter and Photo Gallery

Abhayagiri 2022 Photo Gallery A photo gallery of the past year is now available on the Abhayagiri website: From the Monastery - Abhayagiri 2022 Abhayagiri fully reopened in spring 2022, allowing many the opportunity to visit again in person. People have now been able to reconnect in various ways such as participating in the evening chanting, meditation and Dhamma…


Bhikkhu Ordination Dec. 4, 2022

On December 4th Sāmaṇeras Tejasāro, Obhāsī and Sivako will take bhikkhu ordination as a group of three. This event is open to the public. The ordination will also be live-streamed on our Youtube Channel

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Past, Present, and Future

Ajahn Sundara

Luang Por Waen calls the present ‘correct Dhamma’. He refers to the past and future as ‘drunken Dhamma’. That conveys the right message. We are lost if we are not in the present moment because the present moment is mindfulness; mindfulness is present moment awareness. Past and future exist only through our thoughts, which remember the past and project the future. The Forest Masters are very creative with their language. The phrase ‘drunken Dhamma’ is a good image to inspire us because we all know that the results of being drunk are not very pleasant. This reflection by Ajahn Sundara is from th…

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Enjoying the Practice

Ajahn Pasanno

Ajahn Pasanno reflects on six things conducive to hapiness in the present life and to the destruction of the asavas: enjoying the teachings, meditation, seclusion, giving up, non-proliferation, and kindness. This talk was offered on March 18, 2023 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.

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