Abhayagiri Kathina 2021

Abhayagiri Kathina 2021

Update - As of 10/8/2021 - Registration for in person attendance is no longer available. If you did not make the Kathina registration, but still wish to visit, please visit outside of the dates November 2nd to 7th. We apologize that there is only limited space this year due to the current health and safety precautions required.

(Original Announcement)
Abhayagiri’s kathina ceremony this year will be spread out, with up to 25 people attending November 2-6.
Registration will fill quickly. Click here to register to come for this year’s kathina.

A highlight this year is that Ajahn Amaro is planned to be at Abhayagiri. For more information on Ajahn Amaro, please see below.

Ajahn Amaro :
Born in England in 1956, Ven. Amaro Bhikkhu received his BSc. in Psychology and Physiology from the University of London. Spiritual searching led him to Thailand, where he went to Wat Pah Nanachat, a Forest Tradition monastery established for Western disciples of Thai meditation master Ajahn Chah, who ordained him as a bhikkhu in 1979. He returned to England and joined Ajahn Sumedho at the newly established Chithurst Monastery. He resided for many years at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, making trips to California every year during the 1990s.

In June of 1996 he established Abhayagiri Monastery, where he was co-abbot with Ajahn Pasanno until July, 2010. At Ajahn Sumedho’s request, Ajahn Amaro returned to Amaravati Monastery in July 2010 to to take up the position of abbot.

Ajahn Amaro has provided many teachings over the years including Dhamma talks, live streams, and books. Please see the websites of Abhayagiri and Amaravati to access his teachings.

Current Guidelines for Visiting - Updated June 25, 2021

Current Guidelines for Visiting - Updated June 25, 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 Public Restrooms but otherwise please do not enter the buildings. When there are visitors at meal time, then around 11am, there will be a blessing by the monastic community in the main Dhamma Hall. Visitors may sit in the shaded breezeway just outside the Dhamma Hall. Visitors are welcome to walk around the cloister and the monastery trails and also to sit in any of the outside areas.

  • 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 : June 25, 2021

Insight Santa Cruz Daylong Retreat

Insight Santa Cruz Daylong Retreat

Ajahn Ñāṇiko will be leading a daylong retreat hosted by Insight Santa Cruz on Saturday, October 2nd.

Retreatants can attend via Zoom or by watching the livestream on the Abhayagiri YouTube page. The retreat will include chanting, sitting and walking meditation, and the monastic meal blessing. There will also be Dhamma reflection and question and answer session with Ajahn Ñāṇiko.

The event listing can be found here: https://www.insightsantacruz.org/events/daylong-with-the-abhayagiri-monks/

Schedule
9:00am Introduction
9:15am Pay respects to Buddha Dhamma Sangha, short chanting, taking of 5 precepts.
9:30am Guided sitting meditation.
10:15am Walking meditation.
10:45am Sitting meditation.
11:00am Explanation of meal offering.
11:05am Sangha chants blessing for meal.
Meal Time
12:30pm Sitting meditation.
1:00pm 10 minute break.
1:10pm Dhamma Talk.
2:00pm Walking meditation.
2:30pm Q&A.
3:30pm Sitting meditation.
4:00pm Closing chant.

Zoom Information
Meeting ID: 893 3378 5001
Passcode: 192704
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89333785001?pwd=K2hCTlpGRGp2OVpHaWFHdjRYRXdsZz09
Or attend by calling: +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

YouTube Livestream
Abhayagiri YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AbhayagiriBuddhistMonastery/

Registration Now Open for the Thanksgiving Retreat

Registration Now Open for the Thanksgiving Retreat

Registration is now open for the Abhayagiri Thanksgiving Retreat via the below link :
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/abhayagiri-2021-online-thanksgiving-retreat-tickets-175048925047

After you submit your registration you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not, contact the retreat manager - retreatmanager.kathy@gmail.com

For more information about the retreat, please see the below information.

Abhayagiri Thanksgiving Retreat

We invite you to join Luang Por Pasanno, Ajahn Karunadhammo, Ajahn Nyaniko and the Abhayagiri Community for our annual Thanksgiving Retreat.

The Thanksgiving Retreat will be offered live online via Zoom from Friday November 19th to Sunday November 28th.

The retreat will offer a schedule that includes Puja, Dhamma Teachings, Q&A sessions along with sitting and walking meditation. Qi gong will be offered.

After submitting your registration you should receive a confirmation email. Retreat details including Zoom access information will be sent to you closer to the retreat.

  • There is no registration deposit. If you cannot attend the retreat please cancel right away.
  • We ask that if you register you make a commitment to fully participate in the retreat.
  • We encourage all those who wish to participate to register as early as possible once registration opens.

To support those attending in various time zones, all sessions will be recorded and available throughout the retreat. We look forward to spending this time of retreat practice together with participants from around the world.

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