Upcoming Online Teachings

Upcoming Online Teachings

Tuesday, December 1
5pm - 6pm: First Tuesday Q&A Online, led by Luang Por Pasanno.
This is offered on Zoom only.

Zoom ID: 914 9862 6299
Passcode: 108

Saturday, December 5
1pm - 5pm: Online Upāsika Day
This will be offered on Zoom and Abhayagiri’s YouTube livestream.
The theme for this Online Upāsika Day is Kāyagatāsati, or Mindfulness of the Body.

Zoom ID: 920 0658 7548
Passcode: ABM108##

1:00pm - Introduction, taking of the five precepts.
1:15pm - Guided meditation.
2:00pm - Sutta reading and commentary.
2:45pm - 15 minute break.
3:00pm - Guided meditation.
3:30pm - Q&A.
4:30pm - Meditation followed by closing chant.

Suggested Study
Kāyagatāsati Sutta - Majjhima Nikāya 119
32 Body Parts Contemplation Website
Aṅguttara Nikāya Book of the Threes - Sutta 39

End of Year Online Retreats
December 23-26: Online retreat taught by Luang Por Viradhammo
December 31 - January 3: Online retreat taught by Luang Por Pasanno
Both of these retreats are hosted by groups in Singapore and Malaysia. Please check the Bandar Utama Buddhist Society website for information about registering for these retreats.

Thanksgiving Retreat Is In Progress

Thanksgiving Retreat Is In Progress

The 2020 Thanksgiving Retreat is taking place from November 20-29 and is being live streamed. For those who did not register, but would still like to participate, we welcome you to join in via the Abhayagiri YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/AbhayagiriBuddhistMonastery.

YouTube live stream times and full schedule are listed below:
5:00am Morning chanting & meditation
8:30am Dhamma reflection
1:30pm Questions & Answers
7:00pm Evening chanting, meditation, and Dhamma talk. (All Pacific Standard Time)

Full Retreat Schedule

November 20
7pm - Opening ceremony with paritta chanting and taking the precept (YouTube Live Stream)

November 21 - 28
5:00 am Morning Chanting and Meditation (YouTube Live Stream)
6:30 am Chore Period and Breakfast
8:30 am Dhamma Reflection and Meditation (YouTube Live Stream)
9:15 am Morning Practice - Sitting and Walking Meditation
10:45 am The Daily Meal - Meal Blessing in Dhamma Hall

Rest and Break Period

1:30 pm Question & Answer Session (YouTube Live Stream)
2:30 pm Afternoon Practice - Sitting and Walking Meditation
4:30 pm Chi Gong or keep practicing
5:15 pm Tea Time

7:00 pm Evening Chanting and Meditation (YouTube Live Stream)
8:00 pm Dhamma Talk (YouTube Live Stream)
9:00 pm Rest/additional practice

November 29
5:00 am Morning Chanting and Meditation (YouTube Live Stream)
6:30 am Work Meditation and Breakfast
8:00 am Closing Announcements
8:30 am Closing Ceremony (YouTube Live Stream)

Chanting Books can be found on this page:
Chanting Books Volume 1 and 2

UPDATE on 11/17 : New Info on Registration - Awaken to the New Year - Online Meditation Retreat with Luang Por Pasanno

UPDATE on 11/17 : New Info on Registration - Awaken to the New Year - Online Meditation Retreat with Luang Por Pasanno

Updated 11/17/2020 - Please note this new information for participants in North America. For those in American time zones interested to register for the retreat, please note that you are only required to attend the morning and evening chanting, Dhamma talk, and guided meditation sessions. Due to the time difference from Malaysia and Singapore, the other Zoom sessions of the retreat are not required. However, those in the American time zones are encouraged to meditate on one’s own during the day time.

Registration is now available. Please see the below link to register for the retreat :
https://bubs.my/retreat-2021

Luang Por Pasanno will be teaching an online New Year’s retreat from December 31 to January 3. The retreat is organized by the Buddhadhamma Foundation and Bandar Utama Buddhist Society which are based in Singapore and Malaysia. The retreat schedule will be based on Malaysia and Singapore time. For those in the USA, please note that the teachings given by Luang Pasanno will generally begin in the early morning (5:15am PST) or the afternoon (3pm PST). Please see the below schedule for more details.

Please click the below link for a detailed list of times :
Proposed schedule including the corresponding times for both California and Singapore/Malaysia

To access the chanting books for morning and evening chanting, please click the below link :
Chanting Books Volume I and Volume II

COVID-19 Precautions - Update August 26, 2020

COVID-19 Precautions - Update August 26, 2020

Abhayagiri is currently open for limited access to the general public. In addition to live streaming Abhayagiri’s evening pujas and Dhamma talks, it is possible for those who wish to visit Abhayagiri but the following health and safety guidelines must be followed.

  • Visitors may go into the Free Distribution Book Room and the Restrooms but should otherwise not enter any of the buildings. When there are visitors with offerings at meal time, then at 11am, a senior monk will chant a blessing at meal time in the shaded breezeway outside the Dhamma Hall. Visitors are welcome to walk around the cloister area and sit in the shaded breeze ways as long as they wear masks and maintain six foot social distancing.

  • No registration is required before visiting.

  • 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.

Meal Time Change & Technical Difficulties With Website

Meal Time Change & Technical Difficulties With Website

Two Announcements from Abhayagiri : Please note that due to the change from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time on November 1st, the Abhayagiri mealtime is now 10:45 am. This new meal time will remain in effect through the fall and winter. Also, the website is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Until the problem is fixed, new talks will not be posted on the website. However, the lat…

Online Dhamma Talks Given by Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Ñāṇiko and Bhikkhu Bodhi

Online Dhamma Talks Given by Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Ñāṇiko and Bhikkhu Bodhi

UPDATE as of 11/8/2020 : Ajahn Ñāṇiko will be substituting for Ajahn Pasanno for the November 14th Dhamma talk. Dharma College is hosting a series of online Wisdom talks with Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Ñāṇiko and Bhikkhu Bodhi. First talk: Living with Wisdom in our Daily Life and how to distinguish between mind and wisdom? Venerable Ajahn Amaro (October 17th, Saturday 10 am-12 pm). Second talk: Deconstruc…

Appreciation for Kathina 2020 at Abhayagiri

Appreciation for Kathina 2020 at Abhayagiri

For eight days in early October, the lay community gathered at Abhayagiri both in person and virtually to celebrate the completion of the Rains retreat. This carried on the Kathina tradition that has taken place since the time of the Buddha. During this period there were offerings of cloth, food, and supplies that will be useful for the coming year. Some of the offered cloth was then cut, sewn and…

Precautions Due to COVID-19 - Updated May 3, 2020

Precautions Due to COVID-19 - Updated May 3, 2020

Abhayagiri is considering how to continue to support the extended Abhayagiri community amid concerns and regulations regarding COVID-19. Please note that we have put the following precautions in place : The monks are not going on alms rounds. 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…

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Test - Please Ignore - Sorry for the Inconvenience

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Kathina Weekend: Oct 10-11

Kathina Weekend: Oct 10-11

Dear Dhamma Friends and Companions, This is the final reminder of the online Kathina Weekend. October 10 You are welcome to join Luang Por Pasanno for an online daylong retreat hosted by Insight Santa Cruz. Begins at 9am. To join, click “Join Online Meeting” at the top-left of the following page: https://www.insightsantacruz.org/events/a-day-with-ajahn-pasanno-october-10/?occurrence=2020-10-102 Oc…