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Abhayagiri Kathina 2019 - Nov. 3rd, 10:30am

People are welcome to join us for our annual Kathina celebration this year. The Kathina ceremony is very ancient, having been established by the Lord Buddha and observed in Theravada Buddhist countries to the present day. The hallmark of this ceremony is an unsolicited offering of cloth with which the Sangha will sew and dye a finished robe before the next dawn. That finished robe is then bestowed upon a senior monk chosen by the Sangha to be a worthy recipient. The following letter from our board president Paul Catasus summarizes happenings at Abhayagiri and highlights the spirit of generosity which is emblematic of the Kathina. Dear Supporters of Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery, The past year has been an extraordinary one for our community...
Posted September 10, 2019

Please Carpool for Kathina - Carpool Website Now Available

Abhayagiri Kathina is on Sunday, Nov. 3rd. Since parking at the monastery is limited, please cooperate with others and carpool to minimize the number of vehicles at the monastery. In order to facilitate carpooling, the below website is available for drivers and passengers to coordinate with each other. Carpool Website for Abhayagiri Kathina 2019 With good wishes, The Abhayagiri Sangha
Posted October 10, 2019

Interview with Ajahn Pasanno in Tricycle Magazine

Tricycle Buddhist Review published an interview with Luang Por Pasanno about the significance of the royal title given to Luang Por Sumedho, Luang Por Pasanno, Ajahn Amaro and Ajahn Jayasaro. The interview also includes reflections on the Thai Forest Tradition. Interview with Luang Por Pasanno in Tricycle
Posted September 14, 2019

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Gather Thinking Within the Breathing
Ajahn Sucitto
October 18, 2019

A lot of the time we’re thinking and that isn’t always good or helpful. Thinking (unlike thoughtful attention) is about constructing: a future, a past, another person – or oneself. It’s often about creating an alternative to the direct experience of the here and now. And there’s stress in that. So what we do for clarity and calm is to come into the present and rest in that. It’s like our thinking is a show that we can sit back and watch. This position of watchful awareness allows the system to regenerate or refresh and also to get perspective on what and ho...

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Foundations of Mindfulness
Ajahn Pasanno
October 20, 2019

Ajahn Pasanno discusses the application of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness in one’s daily life.
This reflection was offered on October 19, 2019 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.

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