Winter Retreat at Abhayagiri

The monastic community has begun its annual three month winter retreat. During this time, the resident community takes time to engage in more formal meditation practice following a changing schedule of group and individual practice. During these three months there will not be any overnight guests accepted. For questions about the availability of overnight visits after the retreat please contact th…


COVID-19 Precautions - Update August 26, 2020

Abhayagiri is currently open for limited access to the general public. In addition to live streaming Abhayagiri’s evening pujas and Dhamma talks, it is possible for those who wish to visit Abhayagiri but the following health and safety guidelines must be followed. Visitors may go into the Free Distribution Book Room and the Restrooms but should otherwise not enter any of the buildings. When there…

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A Special Attitude

Ajahn Jayasaro

[Ajahn Chah] said that listening to Dhamma talks requires a special attitude: “Keep listening, keep listening. Don’t just believe what you hear and don’t disbelieve. Make yourself neutral. Keep listening. It will bring good results, and there’s no danger in it. The peril lies in believing too much in what you hear, or in disbelieving. Listen and contemplate. This is what practice is about: being a listener and being one who reflects on things. As you don’t know yet whether the things you like and dislike are true or not, the Buddha said that, for the time being, you should keep listening. If y…

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Drink from the Pool of Clarity

Ajahn Pasanno

Ajahn Pasanno reflects on the importance of having conviction in the awakening of the Buddha, and in the mind’s luminous nature. He discusses the hindrances and their antidotes. This talk was offered on January 9, 2021 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.

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