Nourishing the Roots by Ajahn Pasanno - A Collection of Four Talks

Nourishing the Roots by Ajahn Pasanno - A Collection of Four Talks

A small book of four talks given by Ajahn Pasanno has just been released as a gift commemorating Abhayagiri’s 25th Anniversary and Ajahn Pasanno’s 72nd birthday.

This book is available in PDF, ePUB, and Mobi formats. Please see the Abhayagiri books section to download this book:
https://www.abhayagiri.org/books

Also, the Nine Days of Dhamma is currently in progress. To register to participate in person or via Zoom, please view this article:
https://www.abhayagiri.org/news/364-updated-on-may-28-abhayagiri-25th-anniversary-retreats-june-9-to-17th-note-it-is-now-possible-to-attend-in-person-for-more-than-one-day

Or you can view the Nine Days of Dhamma on Abhayagiri’s YouTube Channel via this link for the Abhayagiri 25th Anniversary Retreat:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoNO26iBjava2XChm-NHmgp3wygN_KXQq

Abhayagiri's 25th Anniversary, Livestreams Resume and Spring 2021 Newsletter

Abhayagiri's 25th Anniversary, Livestreams Resume and Spring 2021 Newsletter

On June 1st, 1996, Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Visuddhi, and Anagārika Tom (now Ajahn Karuṇadhammo) arrived at 16201 Tomki Road in order to pioneer the first day of Abhayagiri, 25 years ago. This first day was the culmination of many visits by Ajahn Sumedho and Ajahn Amaro to California, as well as the work of various lay people (including Debbie Stamp and Marc Lieberman) over the course of several years. Ajahn Pasanno then arrived in California in December 1996 in order to join Ajahn Amaro as a co-abbot of Abhayagiri.

Two Events Today in Honor of Abhayagiri’s 25th Anniversary:

Note: The photo for this article was taken after the first bhikkhu ordination at Abhayagiri in 1998. Included in the photo are Ajahn Pasanno, Ajahn Amaro, newly ordained Tan Karuṇadhammo, Debbie Stamp and the Sanghapala Board of Directors. 

Updated on May 28 : Abhayagiri 25th Anniversary Retreats, June 9 to 17th : Note : It is now possible to attend in person for more than one day.

Updated on May 28 : Abhayagiri 25th Anniversary Retreats, June 9 to 17th : Note : It is now possible to attend in person for more than one day.

Dear Dhamma friends,

For the last year during the pandemic, Abhayagiri Monastery’s gatherings took a different form of limited gatherings over a number of days. In July of 2020 for Luang Por Pasanno’s 71st birthday, for example, some of the faithful lay supporters hosted “9 Days of Dāna” where a limited number of 20 pre-registered people could offer food and requisites to the Sangha. The goodness of this action was then dedicated to Luang Por on the occasion of his birthday. In the same spirit we had a “7 Days of Kathina Dāna” last October and “5 Days of Dāna” to celebrate the Thai New Year in April this year.

This gave rise to the “9 Days of Dhamma” idea, to celebrate three auspicious occasions: The 25th anniversary of the opening of Abhayagiri (June 1st), Luang Por Chah’s birthday (June 17th), and Luang Por Pasanno’s 72nd birthday (July 26th). As Luang Por Pasanno plans to spend this coming vassa at Pacific Hermitage in White Salmon, Washington, it seems good to roll all these things together into one event.

The “9 Days of Dhamma” will be 9 one-day meditation retreats in the monastery, back-to-back from June 9-17. The theme is “25 Years of Abhayagiri: Honoring Our Teachers”.

REGISTRATION

Attending In Person
Registration is required and is limited to 20 persons per day. It is possible to sign-up for more than one day. The retreat will be outside the Dhamma Hall in a covered breezeway - Covid Guidelines will apply. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Please Note; In-person registration for June 17th is not included because that day will be a bhikkhu ordination and the schedule will be a bit different.

When you register to attend in person, please try to arrive at the monastery shortly before 8:30am. It is recommended to bring some food to add to the buffet table, to ease the burden of the kitchen cooking for everyone.
To attend in person REGISTER HERE

Attending By Zoom

If you aren’t able to make it to the monastery in person, you may register to view the 9 day event live streamed via Zoom. After registering to attend by zoom you will receive retreat details and the zoom link.
To attend by zoom REGISTER HERE

For questions contact Kathy, retreatmanager.kathy@gmail.com

DAILY SCHEDULE

8:30am Welcome / Pay Respects / Determination of 5 Precepts
8:45am Guided Meditation and Dhamma Instruction
9:30am Walking Meditation
10:15am Sitting Meditation
11:00am Meal Offering
Have meal and break
1:00pm Dhamma Talk
2:00pm Walking Meditation
2:45pm Sitting Meditation
3:30pm 15 Minute Break
3:45pm Q&A
4:30pm Sharing of Merit / End

The schedule is subject to change as the 9 days of practice evolves.

We look forward to spending the Nine Days of Dhamma together with you as a community and in celebration of these three auspicious occasions.

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

Ajahn Pasanno Question & Answer Session with Manijeh Motaghy

Ajahn Pasanno Question & Answer Session with Manijeh Motaghy

Ajahn Pasanno met via Zoom with Manijeh Motaghy’s group for a Question and Answer session. The themes touched on include how to use the Buddha’s teachings to relieve the stress of life. You may view a video of the Q & A on Abhayagiri’s YouTube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k4Y30Pxp6k Or listen to the audio via the Abhayagiri website : https://www.abhayagiri.org/talks/7629-manijeh-mota…

Ajahn Sucitto Online Retreat - May 30-June 4

Ajahn Sucitto Online Retreat - May 30-June 4

Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload with Ajahn Sucitto We would like to let you know about this online retreat offered by Ajahn Sucitto : This on-line Zoom Retreat will focus on clearing sensory and karmic overload and residues that impact the heart. Unresolved history can cause us to continue to frame ourselves and others with unhelpful projections. Clearing these wi…

Thai New Year 2021

Thai New Year 2021

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Spring Update from Abhayagiri

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