December 5, 2023

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: 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 5:30pm 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.

1st Tuesday Tea and Dhamma Talk at Berkeley Buddhist Monastery

When: 5-9:30pm, December 5, 2023

Location: 2304 McKinley Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA


Abhayagiri’s Berkeley First Tuesday program will be held today. Ajahn Pasanno will lead the program.  Please note we will resume the full in-person program (i.e. teatime and evening session).

The schedule is as follows:

  • 5:00 - 6:00pm Tea Time Q&A with the Monastics (Dining Room) - A great time to bring your dhamma questions.  Kindly keep voices low in the lobby and hallway as you enter and exit the building. Please help yourself to tea and 'allowables' but arrive no earlier than 4:50PM.
  • 7:30 - 9:30pm Evening Session (Main Shrine Room) - Dhamma talk after chanting, refuges/precepts, and meditation. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in setting up for the evening and putting away chairs/cushions at the end. Doors for this session open at 7:15PM.

Note: Our host, the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, has meditation and chanting programs from 5:15PM to 7:15PM in the main shrine room and these programs overlap with the First Tuesday program.  We would be very thankful if attendees can mingle outside the building during the break (6:00PM-7:15PM).   

Berkeley Buddhist Monastery
2304 McKinley Ave.

This is one block from the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Bancroft Way. The Downtown Berkeley BART station is about a 10-15 minute walk.

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