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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 in the new Dhamma Hall and will begin at 2 pm. 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

Upcoming Teachings by Ajahn Amaro

Join us in welcoming one of Abhayagiri’s founding abbots this month. Ajahn Amaro, co-abbot of Abhayagiri from 1996 to 2010 and current abbot of Amaravati Monastery in England, will arrive at arrive at the monasteryi 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 Sunday, October 28: Abhayagiri Kathina Tuesday, October 30: 7:15 pm program at Yoga Mendocino Sunday, November 4: 2 pm Bhikkhu ordination of Sāmaṇera Rakkhito Monday, November 5: 7:30 pm public talk...
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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Latest Reflection

Never Again, Until Next Time
Ajahn Sucitto
November 9, 2018

For me, ‘faith’ is good and special enough. The main intent of this walk was to live in that; to walk solo across my native land without food or a means of obtaining it except the spontaneous generosity of people who didn’t know me. Furthermore it was a ‘tudong’, an ‘austere practice’ of carrying enough gear to stay reasonably warm, dry and clean, but with otherwise nothing much. At the end of that first day my legs and back were so stiff that I could only get my tiny tent up bow-legged and bent-double, to then slump into it with my feet sticking out until I could summon the ener...

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Spiritual Friends and Coming Out of Delusion
Ajahn Amaro
November 11, 2018

Ajahn Amaro offered reflections at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas on failure and success. When integrating the Dhamma perspective, one moves further away from “what I like or dislike” and closer to “what can I learn from it?” As we come upon the sweet and bitter tastes of life experiences, we can growingly understand them as impermanent experiences we can learn from. He emphasized the importance of having good and wise friends, and their role in offering feedback on our conduct and starting the process of coming out of greed, hatred, and delusion. He also answered th...

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