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Winter Retreat 2017
January 1, 2017

The annual winter retreat begins on January 2, 2017 and lasts for three months, ending on April 1st. During this time, the resident community takes time to engage in more formal meditation practice following a changing schedule of group or individual practice. During these three months there will be no overnight guests accepted. (For overnight visits after the retreat please contact the monastery after April 1, 2017.) However, day visitors and those wishing to visit the monastery to participate in the meal offering or bring offerings of requisites at meal time are still welcome. It should be noted, however, that the community is practicing noble silence, and talking and conversations with the monastics and retreat crew are very lim...

Luang Por in Thailand (2016)
December 23, 2016

UPDATE We received word that Luang Por Pasanno's talk on Christmas eve had audio problems. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. However, there will be talks by other Ajahns to be broadcasted everyday up until New Years on the Wat Nong Pah Pong Youtube channel. This also includes a scheduled talk by Abhayagiri's Ajahn Ñāniko to be given sometime on New Years eve. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWGBRlhyd3eYYlrTpzXQ1gg In addition, we also have recordings of Luang Por Pasanno's reflections that he has been offering during his stay in Thailand on our audio page. You can also see the list here: English

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Latest Reflection

From Phena Sutta Samyutta Nikaya
Monastic Sangha

Form is like a glob of foam;feeling, a bubble;perception, a mirage;fabrications, a banana tree;consciousness, a magic trick — this has been taught by the Kinsman of the Sun.However you observe them,appropriately examine them,they're empty, void to whoever sees them appropriately.Beginning with the bodyas taught by the Onewith profound discernment:when abandoned by three things — life, warmth, & consciousness —form is rejected, cast aside.When bereft of theseit lies thrown away, senseless, a meal for others.That's the way it goes:it's a magic trick,an idiot's babbling.It's said to be ...

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Latest Talk

Seven Factors of Enlightenment
Ajahn Jotipālo
January 14, 2017

Using the Abhayagiri building project as a metaphor for practice, Ajahn Jotipālo asks, what is our building project, and are we putting our efforts where most needed? The seven factors of enlighten...


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Reception Hall Construction Updates

Pictures from Reception Hall - Season 4 - Construction
November 23, 2015

Year Four: Construction update As we enter the summer months of 2016, we also enter our fourth year of construction of Abhayagiri's new Reception Hall. Year one, 2013, saw us complete: structural foundations, retaining walls, underfloor plumbing, waterproofing back retaining wall, installing water tanks and trenching for fire sprinkler system. Year two, 2014, construction was mostly put on hold, with the exception of a few additions to the infrastructure: stairways, septic tank, underground electrical lines and drains, radiant underfloor heating tubes, finished floor levels, and a small retaining wall. The del...

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