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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Ajahn Gambhīro

Impermanence pulls the carpet out from under our feet, but at the same time transforms our values, the qualities which we seek out as valuable in our experiences. If we don’t understand the change, it causes confusion, followed by doubt. Even though we might know what we should be doing, we get stuck in the sense of doubt and meaninglessness, and we can’t even begin. Why do you get up in the morning to do anything? Why does it matter at all? If I keep asking ‘why’ and dig into the layers of my constructed self like this, the first layer reveals a matter of habit, ‘because this is what I did ye…

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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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