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Abhayagiri Kathina: October 28, 2018

Each year since the time of the Buddha, at the end of the three-month Rains Retreat, the lay community around every Buddhist monastery has gathered to celebrate the completion of the retreat and to offer to the monastic community gifts of cloth and supplies that will be useful for the coming year. The cloth is then cut, sewn and dyed by the monks to make a robe on that day to offer to one of the Saṅgha. This 2,500-year-old tradition is still carried on here in the West in the Theravadan monasteries. It is initiated by a lay supporter or a group of supporters who request to organize the preparation and formal offerings. It is both a significant and joyful occasion that, over time, has become emblematic of the richness of the relationship...
Posted October 1, 2018

Sunday, November 4th -- Bhikkhu Ordination Ceremony for Sāmaṇera Rakkhito ***Please Note Daylight Savings Time Change***

All are welcome to attend the formal ceremony in which the Sāmaṇera Rakkhito will enter the monastic Saṅgha as a bhikkhu on Sunday, November 4th. The ceremony will take place at the ordination platform. We currently do not know the start time as it depends on weather, but it will most likely start sometime after the meal between 1pm and 5pm. Please note that Daylight Savings Time ends that morning, meaning all clocks are turned back one hour. Please see our calendar for more details.
Posted October 1, 2018

Ajahn Amaro to visit for 2018 Kathina

Join us in welcoming one of Abhayagiri’s founding abbots during his visit this coming October. Ajahn Amaro, co-abbot of Abhayagiri from 1996 to 2010 and current abbot of Amaravati Monastery in England, will return to Abhayagiri for the 2018 Kathina ceremony, which will be held on Sunday, October 28. Details about the Kathina ceremony, schedule, and wish list shortly will be posted shortly. Also attending will be Ajahn Jayanto, abbot of Temple Forest Monastery, and Ajahn Sudanto, abbot of Pacific Hermitage. Ajahn Amaro will arrive at Abhayagiri late on October 25 and fly out of the Bay Area on November 8. Details regarding his teaching engagements and general schedule can be found below and on the Abhayagiri calendar
Posted October 1, 2018

2018 Monastic Thanksgiving Retreat ***Registration Still Open***

There is still space available on the Thanksgiving Retreat and registration will remain open until we have a waiting list. November 17-25, 2018 at Mount Madonna Center in Watsonville, CA (near Santa Cruz) If you already applied you will receive a formal confirmation from the retreat manager, Hitesi (hitesi3@gmail.com), in August. Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive this confirmation. To apply, mail your deposit and registration to Paul Friedlander as indicated on the application. Lead by the Abhayagiri Community Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California and the Sanghapala Foundation invite you to join Ajahn Sud...
Posted September 30, 2018

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Hiri and Ottappa
Ajahn Jayasaro
October 19, 2018

As is the time-honoured custom amongst Buddhist monks, Luang Pu Mun first asks the visitors how long they have been in the robes, the monasteries they have practised in and the details of their journey. Did they have any doubts about the practice? Luang Por replies that he does. It is at this point that he was later to take up the story himself. He said he had been studying the Vinaya texts with great enthusiasm but had become discouraged. The Discipline seemed too detailed to be practical; it didn’t seem possible to keep every single rule. What should one’s standard be? Luang Pu Mun list...

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The Magic of Learning
Ajahn Ñāniko
October 17, 2018

Ajahn Naniko describes his path to learn Thai as an example of ways to learn. He also discusses gratitude for the lineage and finding a method of metta practice that works for an individual.
This talk was offered on October 9, 2018 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.

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