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Luang Por Liem Biography

A recently published biography of Luang Por Liem is now available in pdf format on the Abhayagiri website. The biography is in both Thai and English and contains many great historical images of Luang Pu Chah, Luang Por Liem, and the Wat Nong Pah Pong community. Here is an excerpt from the Foreword to the new book: “To honour the auspicious occasion of the 80th birthday of Luang Por Liem Ṭhitadhamm…

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Current Guidelines for Visiting - Updated November 10, 2021

The general public is welcome to visit Abhayagiri for day visits. For information on the current health and safety guidelines please see below. Day visitors are welcome to go into the Free Distribution Book Room and the Public Restrooms. A bit after 10:45am, there will be a blessing by the monastic community in the main Dhamma Hall. Day visitors are welcome to sit in the shaded breezeway just outs…

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Meal Time is Now 10:45am

We would like to let everyone know that due to the change from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time on November 7th the Abhayagiri mealtime is now 10:45 am. The general public is welcome to visit Abhayagiri for day visits. For information on the current health and safety guidelines please see below. Day visitors are welcome to go into the Free Distribution Book Room and the Public Restrooms. A b…

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Reflections

How Are We Holding the Practice?

Ajahn Pasanno

How are we holding the practice? The Buddha taught many different aspects of technique and method, often from an organic, big picture, complete view. How do we encompass that for ourselves? How do we develop a context for using different methods, techniques and particulars of practice? One of the most clear and tangible examples showing the Buddha’s approach is the discourse in the Anguttara Nikaya entitled Volition (AN 10.2). The Buddha explains that, beginning with virtue, causes and conditions are put into place and one reaps the fruits of that. The Buddha says that there is no real need fo…

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Talks

The Craft of Meditation

Ajahn Pasanno

Ajahn Pasanno describes the practice of meditation as similar to honing a skill or craft. We apply various techniques which the Buddha gave that can lead to peace, ease and freedom. This talk was offered on November 13, 2021 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.

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