August 20, 2022

Alms Round in Ukiah and Redwood Valley

Description: Monastics walk for alms in Ukiah and Redwood Valley starting at 9 a.m. A small group of monks enters Ukiah and walks north on State Street from approximately 9:00-10:30 am accepting offerings of alms food as is the daily custom in Theravada Buddhist countries. They can be met in front of the Safeway grocery store (on the sidewalk along State St.) around 9:15 am, or in Alex Thomas Plaza in the city center around 9:30 am. Another group of monks walks north East Road from the Redwood Valley town center starting at 8:40 am. A third group walks along Tomki Road, through the local Frey Vineyards.

Half Moon Observance Day

Description: Abhayagiri's Lunar Observance Day

Monastics walk for alms in Ukiah and Redwood Valley starting at 9 a.m. There is no morning meditation or work period on the Lunar Observance Days. A small group of monks enters Ukiah and walks north on State Street from approximately 9:00-10:30 am accepting offerings of alms food as is the daily custom in Theravada Buddhist countries. They can be met in front of the Safeway grocery store (on the sidewalk along State St.) around 9:15 am, or in Alex Thomas Plaza in the city center around 9:30 am. Another group of monks walks north East Road from the Redwood Valley town center starting at 8:40 am. A third group walks along Tomki Road, through the local Frey Vineyards.

Evening chanting, meditation, taking of the precepts and a Dhamma talk will take place at Abhayagiri from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.  The puja and Dhamma talk can also be viewed on the Abhayagiri YouTube channel.

1pm-5pm Spirit Rock Online Half-Daylong: Luang Por Pasanno on Sense Contact: The Source of Wisdom - Advance Registration Required

When: 1-5pm, August 20, 2022

Description:

On August 20th, Luang Por Pasanno will be leading an online afternoon retreat titled,
Sense Contact: The Source of Wisdom from 1pm to 5pm PT. This teaching is organized by Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

Please note that to participate in this event you must register by noon Pacific Time on August 20th.

Sense Contact: The Source of Wisdom
Whether we like it or not, we’re in contact with the world, some of it pleasant and agreeable and some of it unpleasant and disagreeable. Can we be present for this experience, and use it for our own and others’ benefit?

Link for Registration

Saturday Puja and Dhamma Talk

When: 7-9pm, August 20, 2022

Location: Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery, 16201 Tomki Rd, Redwood Valley, CA 95470, USA

Description: Chanting begins at 7 pm followed by a period of silent meditation and a Dhamma talk given by a senior monk. Guests may arrive early at 5:30 pm for tea time if they hope to have a question and answer session with a monastic. The puja and Dhamma talk can also be viewed on the Abhayagiri YouTube channel.

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