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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 August 9, 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 August 7, 2018

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Papanca and the Path to the End of Conflict
Thanissaro Bhikkhu
August 14, 2018

These ways of thinking all qualify as objectification because they derive their categories—self/not-self, existence/non-existence, here/there—from the mental label, “I am.” The fact that the issues surrounding this mental label can multiply so quickly and spread so far gives some credence to the idea that papañca is proliferation. However, liberating insights can proliferate as well, as when an insight into one of the causes of suffering leads quickly to insights into other causes of suffering. So the question is, what is it about the thought “I am” or “I am the thinker” that...

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The Highest Blessings
Ajahn Ñāniko
August 13, 2018

Ajahn Naniko explains the verses on the Highest Blessings which are frequently chanted at Abhayagiri. The truest blessings are the cultivation of generosity and the walking of the Path.

This talk was offered on August 12, 2018 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.

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