Not-Self: Not Taking Ourselves Personally: A Spirit Rock Daylong led by Ajahn Karunadhammo

On April 6th Ajahn Karunadhammo will lead a daylong at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA. You are welcome to participate online or in person, but advance registration is required. The daylong will be from 9:00am to 4:30pm. The theme is Not-Self: Not Taking Ourselves Personally: Liberation won’t be found in trying to create the perfect personality, because it isn’t the personality that…


Gratitude from Luang Por Pasanno

The date of my 50th ordination was on January 4 this year with many, many people coming to the monastery to offer their respects and appreciation. I was deeply touched by that day. Part of the ceremony was an offering of resolutions or determinations that people made as a vehicle for strengthening their own practice, and also to dedicate blessings for me. Since that day I have been reading them an…


Winter Retreat at Abhayagiri

The monastery entered the three-month annual winter retreat on January 4, 2024. During this time, the resident community takes time to engage in more formal meditation practice following a changing schedule of group and individual practice. We will resume the normal routines on April 3rd. During the winter retreat there will be no overnight guests. To schedule overnight visits after April 1st, ple…

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Instructions for How to Explore

Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu

We often believe that our emotions are a given, that they’re purely visceral, that they come prior to our thoughts; but that’s not necessarily so. A lot of unspoken or poorly articulated attitudes have gotten buried in our minds — a lot of unskillful habits of dealing with pain, say, that come from way back when. Those are the things that fuel our emotions around pain. They also fuel our emotions around pleasure. As we create this new framework, though, we’ll start stirring up some of those attitudes and calling them into question: “Who is this ‘me’ that’s been devouring the pleasure and then…

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Reading: "The Path to Peace" by Ajahn Chah

Ajahn Pasanno

Ajahn Pasanno reads a the “Path to Peace”, a Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Chah translated by Paul Breiter from the book “Being Dharma. This reading was offered on February 26, 2024 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.

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