Thai New Year 2021

Thai New Year 2021

During five days in mid-April, laity visited Abhayagiri to celebrate Songkran (Thai New Year). We would like to express appreciation for all who helped make Thai New Year at Abhayagiri a success.

Please see this link for a photo gallery from the event.
Thai New Year Photo Gallery

Upcoming Upāsika Day

Upcoming Upāsika Day

Dear Dhamma Friends,

Our first Upāsika Day of 2021 will occur on Sunday, April 25th from 1-5pm.
The topic is Honoring the Buddha: The Mahāparinibbāna Sutta. Digha Nikāya Sutta 16.

Schedule for the day:
1:00pm Welcome
1:15pm Request and Take the Five Precepts
1:30pm Guided Meditation Followed By Sutta Reading
2:45pm 15 Minute Break
3:00pm Sutta Reading Followed By Meditation
4:15pm Q&A

Zoom Topic: Upāsika Day - Devotion & Ritual
Time: Apr 25, 2021 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Livestreams On Pause

Livestreams On Pause

Abhayagiri is stopping livestreams at least for the months of April and May. Although, there has been much positive feedback about how much the livestreams are appreciated, the technical challenges of maintaining the livestreams have been significant. Multiple community members are considering how the Abhayagiri audio-visual system may be made more manageable. Abhayagiri is planning to revise Abhayagiri’s current audio-visual set-up. Thus, the Abhayagiri livestreams are currently on hold until further notice.

However, the following Dhamma teachings will still be available :

  • Audio from the Dhamma talks on Saturday night and the Lunar Observance Day
  • Zoom Events for Upasika Day (April 25th) and 1st Tuesday tea times on the 1st Tuesday of each month
  • Continued postings of the remaining winter retreat readings

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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