Come celebrate 20 years of Abhayagiri.
The first monastery in the United States to be established by followers of Ajahn Chah, Abhayagiri was founded in 1996 in the mountainous forests of Mendocino County, California. The origins of the monastery can be traced to Northern California visits in the early 1980s by Ajahn Sumedho, Ajahn Chah’s senior western disciple. In 1995, Venerable Master Hsüan Hua, the founding abbot of The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (CTTB) in Ukiah, offered 120 acres of CTTB-owned forested property in Redwood Valley.
The first residents of Abhayagiri arrived June 1, 1996. On Saturday, June 4, 2016 we will be joined by Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn MahaPrasert from Wat Buddhanasorn, and Dharma Master Heng Lyu and Dharma Master Heng Shun from CTTB for an all-day event celebrating 20 years of Abhayagiri.
- 8:00-10:30am: Informal tours, slideshows of monastery, & meeting old friends and board members, past and present
- 10:30am: Gather for meal offering
- 1:00-5:00pm: Reflections from monastic guests
The usual 7:30 pm chanting, Dhamma talk, and all-night sit will be cancelled on June 4.
All are welcome for all or part of the day.