September 25th Lunar Observance Day Puja Canceled

September 25th Lunar Observance Day Puja Canceled

On September 25th the community of Abhayagiri will host the annual Buddhist Bicycle Pilgrimage. In order to accomodate the event, our usual evening puja and Dhamma talk will be canceled. Our ordinary observance schedule will resume the following week on October 3rd.

Online Teaching on the Second Tuesday of the Month

Online Teaching on the Second Tuesday of the Month

Dear Dhamma Friends,

There is a “Second Tuesday” online teaching which will be hosted by Wat Buddhanusorn in Fremont, CA, each month. You are welcome to join via Zoom at 7pm:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85866551913?pwd=R3F0WGlCVnd4am9aeFdlTlpUTlNLUT09

The evening begins with meditation, followed by a Dhamma Talk / Q&A with one of the Ajahns from Abhayagiri.

Abhayagiri Annual Retreat - Registration Open

Abhayagiri Annual Retreat - Registration Open

Dear Dhamma friends,

This year the Abhayagiri Annual Retreat (formerly known as the Thanksgiving Retreat) will be held online via Zoom from November 6 to 12. Registration is now open.

Luang Por Pasanno and Ajahn Karunadhammo will be away from the monastery during this time, so the retreat will be hosted by the newer generation of Abhayagiri Ajahns. That being said, the retreat will be online so our teachers who are traveling abroad will likely make an appearance.
The online retreat this year will be seven days instead of ten. Before registering please consider your commitment to attending the entire retreat. It is our intention to build a cohesive retreat community that deepens in the Dhamma and your commitment to fully attending can help support this intention. Thank you.

REGISTER HERE

RETREAT SCHEDULE

For questions please email the retreat manager: retreatmanager.kathy@gmail.com (Important! Put this email address in your contacts to prevent retreat communications from going into spam)

Vinaya Classes for the Monastic Community

Vinaya Classes for the Monastic Community

During the 3-month vassa period, July 14th to October 10th, the monastic community of Abhayagiri will be studying the bhikkhus rules and protocols (Vinaya). There will be Vinaya classes two evenings per week for the the bhikkhus, sāmaṇeras and anagārikas. On those evenings Abhayagiri will not be having evening puja. All the dates of those Vinaya Classes are listed on Abhayagiri’s public calendar:…

Luang Por Pasanno & Ajahn Nyaniko Visit Suddhavari Monastery in Brazil

Luang Por Pasanno & Ajahn Nyaniko Visit Suddhavari Monastery in Brazil

A new associated monastery in the Ajahn Chah tradition has been started in Brazil. It is the first of its kind in South America and was established with the encouragement and blessing of Luang Por Liem, the present abbot of Ajahn Chah’s original monastery, Wat Pah Pong in Ubon province, Thailand. Luang Por Liem visited Suddhavāri in 2017 and considered the place suitable for a forest monastery, le…

Welcoming the Green Buddha and Celebration of Luang Por Chah's Birthday

Welcoming the Green Buddha and Celebration of Luang Por Chah's Birthday

On Saturday, June 18th, Abhayagiri will have a celebration welcoming the Green Buddha and celebrating Luang Por Chah’s birthday. The Green Buddha arrived this spring from Thailand. The schedule for the day is: 10:45am Meal offering 11:00am Meal 1:00pm Meditation 1:30pm Paritta Chanting 2:00pm Dhamma Talk The regular Saturday night program will begin at 7pm.

Luang Por Sumedho to Offer Dhamma Talks at Abhayagiri

Luang Por Sumedho to Offer Dhamma Talks at Abhayagiri

UPDATE as of 6/23/2022: Luang Por Sumedho’s final talk at Abhayagiri has been canceled. Luang Por Sumedho is offering two Dhamma reflections at Abhayagiri during June. The time and date of these two talks is 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time on June 7 and 14. The talks are also livestreamed on Abhayagiri’s YouTube channel. All are welcome to attend this event. However, please note that there is not any overn…

Current Guidelines for Visiting - Updated April 3, 2022

Current Guidelines for Visiting - Updated April 3, 2022

The general public is welcome to visit Abhayagiri for day visits. The daily meal offering is at 11:00 am. The monastic community will offer a meal blessing in the main Dhamma Hall. Any food offerings can be left on the tables outside the kitchen, and the kitchen crew will prepare it for the meal as time allows. At this time, the kitchen is still unavailable for food prep and cooking, however guest…

Cancelation of Luang Por Sumedho's July 4th Talk

Cancelation of Luang Por Sumedho's July 4th Talk

Unfortunately, we must inform you that Luang Por Sumedho’s July 4th talk has been canceled. We regret any disappointment that is caused by this sad news.

Update - Luang Por Sumedho's Final Public Teaching at Abhayagiri is Canceled

Update - Luang Por Sumedho's Final Public Teaching at Abhayagiri is Canceled

UPDATE: July 2nd: Unfortunately this final teaching of Luang Por Sumedho has been canceled. We regret any disappointment that this sad news may cause. Dear Dhamma Friends, Luang Por Sumedho will be giving one more public Dhamma teaching at Abhayagiri xxxxx. You are welcome to join us for this auspicious day. The teaching will also be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Following the talk will be…