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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: https://www.abhayagiri.org/books Also, the Nine Days of Dhamma is currently in progress. To register to participate in p…

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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.…

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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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Foundation to Genuine Freedom

Mae Chee Kaew

For all Buddhists, taking refuge in the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha is the first and most elemental act on the Buddha’s path to freedom. The Buddha is the ideal of spiritual perfection, and the teacher of the true path to attain it. By taking refuge in the Buddha, you take that ideal as your teacher. You also pledge not to seek false spiritual ideals. The Dhamma is the true path to spiritual perfection, and the essence of that perfect truth. By taking refuge in the Dhamma, you take that truth as your goal. You also pledge to avoid wayward paths and false teachings. The Sangha is the embodiment o…

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No Refuge in Conditions

Ajahn Cunda

Ajahn Cunda reflects on discontent, forgiveness and well-being. This talk was offered on July 17, 2021 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.

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