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Live Stream of Songkran (Thai New Year) Ceremony at 10:30am on Sunday, April 12, 2020

Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, it is not possible to attend in person this year’s Abhayagiri Songkran (Thai New Year) ceremony. However, all are welcome to join us via live stream starting at 10:30am on Sunday, April 12, 2020. https://youtu.be/9mzgXQ4AnDE The ceremony will include Luang Por Pasanno offering the three refuges and five precepts. There will also be paritta chanting, a ceremonial bathing of the Buddha, a Sangha dana offering by the laity staying at the monastery and a short Dhamma reflection by Luang Por Pasanno. You can follow along with the three refuges and five precepts by going to page 126 in our Chanting Book Volume 1. Sangha Dana Offering Below is the text for the Sangha dana offering which will take place during th…
Posted April 4, 2020

Dhamma Resources for a Pandemic

We would like to let people know about some of the Dhamma Resources that are available during this time. Please see this page of our website for more information. https://www.abhayagiri.org/community/dhamma-for-pandemic Also, please note that evening Pujas will generally be live streamed from Abhayagiri. Abhayagiri’s evening chanting and meditation start at 7pm PDT. However, there is not evening puja on the day after the lunar observance day. Abhayagiri YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/AbhayagiriBuddhistMonastery
Posted April 3, 2020

Precautions Due to COVID-19

Abhayagiri is considering how to continue to support the extended Abhayagiri community amid concerns regarding COVID-19. Please note that we have put the following precautions in place : The monks are not going on alms rounds in Ukiah or Redwood Valley. The Saturday night and Lunar Observance Day evening services are no longer available for the general public to participate in person. However, you may still participate by going to the Abhayagiri YouTube Channel and watching the Live Streams of Evening Puja at 7pm PDT every night except the day after the lunar observance day. https://youtube.com/c/AbhayagiriBuddhistMonastery The first two events on our public web calendar for April have been canceled. These are the gathering at Berkeley Budd…
Posted March 21, 2020

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“Not-self” from the Beginning
Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu
April 7, 2020

There are a lot of things you could focus on right now, so focus on something that’s good, that brings the mind a sense of peace and well-being. Just pay careful attention to what you’re doing right now and the effect that it’s having on the mind. One of the reasons why we meditate is to train the mind to realize how important it is where it chooses to focus its attention. As for things right now that are not useful to focus your attention on, you can just think of them as not self. This is where the “not self” teaching is very useful right from the very beginning. When the Buddha gave breath…

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Ajahn Ñāniko
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