First Tuesday Teaching with Luang Por Pasanno

First Tuesday Teaching with Luang Por Pasanno

Dear Friends:

Tomorrow is our April First Tuesday event. Ajahn Pasanno will lead the teatime Q&A from 5:00-6:30pm (Pacific).

https://zoom.us/join
Zoom Meeting ID: 955 3599 3351
Passcode: 20210406 (waiting room will be on)

All are welcome to join. However, we will take the following precautions to prevent disruptions to the session.

  1. DO NOT share the meeting ID on social media or any public forum (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Sharing through private communication channels is fine.
  2. Keep the video camera feature turned on for at least for the first 15 minutes after joining.
  3. The waiting room will be open at 4:45pm and we will admit you individually. Enter your first and last name and (if you wish) your location so that the host will be able to quickly recognize and admit you. For example, John Doe (San Francisco); Jane Doe (Malaysia). If you have trouble displaying your name, please join promptly at 4:45pm so we can work to admit you.

Winter Retreat Teachings Will Be Posted Regularly

Winter Retreat Teachings Will Be Posted Regularly

Although the Abhayagiri monastic community is undergoing a period of retreat, the monastery is still regularly posting teachings online, including morning readings from the Winter Retreat.

On most days during the retreat, a senior monastic will give a Dhamma reflection or reading before the meal. This year, video recordings of those sessions will be posted to the Abhayagiri YouTube channel at 5 AM Pacific Time every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The YouTube playlist for those videos can be found here.

Audio of these sessions will be posted to the website’s 2021 Winter Retreat talks page every Monday, the week after they were published to YouTube.

As normal, evening pujas are still being live-streamed on YouTube every day except for the day after the lunar observance. Recordings of the lunar observance and Saturday night talks continue to be posted regularly to YouTube and the website.

On one final note, videos of the talks and Q&A sessions from the “Awaken to the New Year” online retreat led by Luang Por Pasanno were recently posted. They can be viewed on YouTube or listened to on the website.

Stillness Flowing Audiobook Released

Stillness Flowing Audiobook Released

Dear Dhamma Companions,

The Stillness Flowing Audiobook has finally been released. You may access it here.
May this serve as a gift of Dhamma on the 29th anniversary of Luang Por Chah’s passing.

Although the annual Wat Nong Pah Pong celebration of Luang Por Chah’s passing has been cancelled this year, we can use resources such as this to stay connected to the tradition, even though we aren’t able to contact it in person.

Current Guidelines for Visiting - Updated April 10, 2021

Current Guidelines for Visiting - Updated April 10, 2021

Abhayagiri is open to the general public for day visits, but we ask that day visitors please follow the below health and safety guidelines. If you wish to stay overnight, please contact Abhayagiri in advance using this page :
https://www.abhayagiri.org/contact/request-an-overnight-stay-or-ask-about-ordination

Guidelines for Day Visitors :

  • Visitors may go into the Free Distribution Book Room and the Restrooms but otherwise should not enter any of the buildings. When there are visitors with offerings at meal time, then around 11am, a senior monk may chant a blessing in the shaded breezeway outside the Dhamma Hall. Visitors are welcome to walk around the cloister area and sit in the shaded breeze ways or around the cloister area as long as they wear masks while in the main area and maintain six foot social distancing.

  • No registration is required before visiting for the day.

  • Offerings for Abhayagiri are welcome and should be left on the table outside the kitchen.

  • Visitors wishing to participate in evening puja and listen to evening Dhamma talks may sit outside the Dhamma Hall in chairs or on a cushion and mat.

Last updated : April 10, 2021

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