If inquiring about an overnight stay please use this contact form below to make your inquiry. We do ask, however, that you read the below information as well as the guest information on our website before making an inquiry.
We are open for overnight guest stays between April 1 to December 24 every year (and closed to guest stays during our winter retreat: December 24 to April 1). Please note: Our guest accomodations for men are completely booked until September 10 and completely booked for women Aug. 19-21 and Sept. 2-17, Sept. 27 to Oct. 8. Thus we are unable to make reservations for these booked dates.
Please also note that first time guests may stay for up to one week if coming from Northern California, up to ten days if coming from Southern California or out of state, or two weeks if coming from outside the country. Please also keep in mind that we do not make reservations more than two months in advance of your requested date of stay due to our experience of receiving more cancellations when bookings are made beyond two months out.
When writing to request an overnight stay, please include the following information: your phone number (cell phone preferred), age, gender, whether or not you have any physical restrictions or mental health conditions and if so what medications you take for these, where you are traveling from and how you plan to get here (private or public transport), what dates you wish to stay and some back up dates if you have any, and briefly describe your experience with: meditation, following precepts, previous stays in a monastery and whether you can commit to follow our daily schedule as well as the Eight Precepts while staying here (especially not eating food in the afternoon).
Please do not arrive at Abhayagiri expecting to stay overnight unless you have made a reservation with the guestmonk.
Thank you for your consideration,
The Abhayagiri Saṅgha