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Abhayagiri Kathina: October 15, 2017

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 t...
Posted On September 1, 2017

Upāsikā Day, Saturday, August 12: Practice in a Global Context; Being a Good Citizen

On Saturday, August 12, Luang Por Pasanno and senior monastics of Abhayagiri have graciously offered to lead us in an exploration of the Buddha’s teachings on living in society, and how we can apply them today. The schedule for the day is as follows: 10:45 a.m. Refuges and Precepts (optional) 11:00 a.m. (sharp) Meal Offering 1-4:30 p.m. Study/Practice Session 4:30 p.m. Tea with the monastics (optional) The group session will be livestreamed at https://youtu.be/v1JrjH4HJmE starting at 1PM. Attendance at Upāsikā Days is open both to those who wish to make a formal commitment to the program and to those who may simply wish to attend for the day. All are welcome.
Posted On August 6, 2017

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Latest Reflection

Pause and Ask
Ajahn Sucitto
September 15, 2017

I’d like to begin by presenting some exercises that take from ten seconds to a minute to do. These exercises use a practice I’ll call ‘Pause and Ask’. This is a very portable exercise; it’s brief and you can do it just about anywhere, standing up or sitting down. It entails first: the Pause. Stop doing and talking – and as that shift happens, relax. Relax the muscles in your shoulders, your jaw, around your eyes, in your belly and anywhere else where you can feel tension and holding on. As you relax, payattention to the feeling of your body. Widen the ‘...

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Dust in the Wind (Vintage 2014 Talk)
Ajahn Karuṇadhammo
September 15, 2017

Using the lyrics of the 1977 song “Dust in the Wind” as a springboard, Ajahn Karuṇadhammo contemplates the depth of suffering experienced by beings through endless rounds of samsara. He encourages the community to take advantage of the upcoming three months of retreat to move away from the surface reactions of the everyday mind that keep us bound to this cycle and to move instead into a deeper level of practice. This talk was offered on December 28, 2014 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.

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Reflection Hall Construction Updates

Pictures from Reception Hall - Season 4 - Construction
November 23, 2015

We are happy to announce that on Tuesday, March 14th, we called for an inspection of the Reception Hall building. The county inspector passed the building and gave us a temporary occupancy permit. This permit allows us to start using the building immediately. There are still a few days worth of cabinetry, tiling, and carpentry work, as well as the elevator to be approved. Hopefully, this will be completed within the next couple of weeks. Once the community ends our winter retreat we will move into the building and start using it. We still have a significant amount of work to do with regard to landscaping: this wor...

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