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Thai New Year 2021

During five days in mid-April, laity visited Abhayagiri to celebrate Songkran (Thai New Year). We would like to express appreciation for all who helped make Thai New Year at Abhayagiri a success. Please see this link for a photo gallery from the event. Thai New Year Photo Gallery

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Upcoming Upāsika Day

Dear Dhamma Friends, Our first Upāsika Day of 2021 will occur on Sunday, April 25th from 1-5pm. The topic is Honoring the Buddha: The Mahāparinibbāna Sutta. Digha Nikāya Sutta 16. Schedule for the day: 1:00pm Welcome 1:15pm Request and Take the Five Precepts 1:30pm Guided Meditation Followed By Sutta Reading 2:45pm 15 Minute Break 3:00pm Sutta Reading Followed By Meditation 4:15pm Q&A Zoom Topic:…

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Livestreams On Pause

Abhayagiri is stopping livestreams at least for the months of April and May. Although, there has been much positive feedback about how much the livestreams are appreciated, the technical challenges of maintaining the livestreams have been significant. Multiple community members are considering how the Abhayagiri audio-visual system may be made more manageable. Abhayagiri is planning to revise Abha…

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Reflections

Three Kinds of Parents

Ajahn Ñāṇadhammo

The Buddha says we have three kinds of parents in our lives. Our first parents are those who conceive us and give us physical birth. These are the parents who give us life. These second kind of parents the Buddha refers to as the nurturing parents who bring us up, take care of us. Sometimes, nurturing parents can take even better care of us than our biological parents because they are kind and compassionate towards us and wish us to grow and prosper. So, today we should think about the parents who gave us life and the parents who nurtured us as well. The third kind of parents that the Buddha s…

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Talks

The Beauty of the Wholesome

Ajahn Pasanno

Ajahn Pasanno reflects on dealing with obstacles and difficulties on the path. This talk was offered on April 24, 2021 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.

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