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June Reception Hall Inauguration Schedule ***Livestream Available***

Join us to celebrate the completion of Abhayagiri’s new Reception Hall with three days of Dhamma reflections and practice. The entire event will be livestreamed on Friday, June 29th, Saturday, June 30th, and Sunday July 1st. In addition to the weekend itself, the days leading up to the celebration will feature a host of talks and arrivals by senior teachers of the Ajahn Chah tradition. The result of six years of work, the new reception hall features a meditation hall, kitchen, library, and other facilities, and will serve as a center for monastic and lay activities in years to come. We hope you can join us for ...
Posted June 15, 2018

2018 Monastic Thanksgiving Retreat

Led by the Abhayagiri Community November 17-25, 2018 at Mount Madonna Center in Watsonville, CA (near Santa Cruz) Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California and the Sanghapala Foundation invite you to join Ajahn Sudanto, Ajahn Karunadhammo, Ajahn Nyaniko, Debbie Stamp and others from the Abhayagiri Community for a 9-day retreat over the Thanksgiving holiday. We will create a monastery environment during our time together, and we offer you this opportunity to explore the Dhamma in a setting that differs somewhat from a typical meditation retreat. Because of the length of this retreat and the adherence to the Eight Precepts, you must previously have sat at least one five-day meditation retreat. Registration/lottery will be open July ...
Posted May 31, 2018

Luang Por Pasanno's Birthday and Taking Leave Celebration - Sunday, July 8

Join us Sunday, July 8th in celebrating Luang Por Pasanno’s sixty-ninth birthday and over twenty-years’ leadership as he steps back as abbot of Abhayagiri and leaves for a year-long sabbatical abroad. After serving as Abhayagiri’s abbot for over two decades, Luang Por Pasanno will step back from that role and enter a year-long retreat overseas. Though he plans on returning after this time to continue as an anchor of wisdom and guidance for the community, the monastery will remain in coming years under the active leadership of co-abbots Ajahn Karunadhammo and Ajahn Ñāniko. Join us to celebrate the birthday and well-deserved sabbatical of our beloved Luang Por after his nearly forty years as the abbot of monasteries in both Thailand ...
Posted May 16, 2018

Ajahn Sucitto to Visit Abhayagiri July 2018

We are pleased to announce that Ajahn Sucitto, the former abbot of the Cittaviveka (Chithurst) Buddhist Monastery in England, will be visiting Abhayagiri from July 7th through July 11th. He will then continue to make visits and teachings throughout the United States throughout July. Please consult his website for more information. He will be invited to offer reflections during the usual 2pm Sunday Puja on July 8th here at Abhayagiri. Please consult our calendar for more details. From his website… Ajahn Sucitto entered monastic life in 1975 in Thailand, but since 1978 has been based in Britain. He spent fourteen ...
Posted May 15, 2018

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Latest Reflection

Knowing the World
Ajahn Liem
June 22, 2018

“They are the Blessed One’s disciples who have practised well. Who have practised directly. Who have practised insightfully. Those who practice with integrity.” These four attributes, or ways of referring to the Sangha, are like the ‘footsteps of the Enlightened Ones’. We show our reverence and respect for these virtuous qualities of Sangha which follow on from the Noble Triple Gem. Within these qualities are the virtues we aspire to develop in ourselves through good conduct and practising Dhamma. This is a kind of developing which proceeds to lift us up and lead us onwards to the st...

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Be the One Who Knows
Ajahn Pasanno
June 16, 2018

Ajahn Pasanno discusses identity view, the burden of the aggregates, and seeing through the illusion that binds us to suffering.

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

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