The Ukiah Daily Journal has recently published a story about Abhayagiri and its upcoming 20th anniversary. Here is a small excerpt:
Riding on dirt roads through forested woodlands, standing in the back of a pickup truck with Ajahn Pasanno, the gentle and unassuming abbot of Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in Redwood Valley, he points out the small cabins constructed over the past 20 years that serve as dwellings for resident monks who dedicate their lives to a spiritual practice in the Thai Forest Tradition, a branch of the Theravada Buddhist tradition.
Ajahn Pasanno’s interest in spirituality was piqued during his undergraduate work at the University of Winnipeg, Canada, seeking something peaceful, something not confusing, not chaotic.
“In those days, the late ’60s, where I grew up in northern Manitoba, there was little available,” he says. “I was looking for something solid, something real in human existence.”
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