Abhayagiri is considering how to continue to support the extended Abhayagiri community amid concerns regarding COVID-19. Please note that we have put the following precautions in place :
The monks are not going on alms rounds in Ukiah or Redwood Valley.
The Saturday night and Lunar Observance Day evening services are no longer available for the general public to participate in person. However, you may still participate by going to the Abhayagiri YouTube Channel and watching the Live Streams of Evening Puja at 7pm PDT every night except the day after the lunar observance day.
The first two events on our public web calendar for April have been canceled. These are the gathering at Berkeley Buddhist Monastery on April 7th and at Yoga Mendocino Meditation and Dhamma talk on April 8th. We will continue to update the web calendar with cancellations as needed.
Even when our usual guest season begins on April 1st, we will still not be accepting overnight guests for the foreseeable future.
There have been some inquiries asking if people are still allowed to come to the monastery to offer food and supplies. The answer is “Yes, food and supply offerings are welcome”, although we ask people to please drop off food without coming into the kitchen, to comply with regulations regarding social distancing and reducing the numbers of people in indoor spaces. We also ask that if you are experiencing a fever or flu or cold symptoms, that you please refrain from coming to the monastery.