Bhikkhu Ordination Dec. 4, 2022

Bhikkhu Ordination Dec. 4, 2022

On December 4th Sāmaṇeras Tejasāro, Obhāsī and Sivako will take bhikkhu ordination as a group of three. This event is open to the public. The ordination will also be live-streamed on our Youtube Channel

Livestream of Retreat Teachings

Livestream of Retreat Teachings

The Annual Abhayagiri Thanksgiving retreat begins on November 6.

Those who have not registered via Zoom, may still view the events in bold via the Abhayagiri YouTube Channel.

Schedule for the Retreat
November 6:
7:00 pm Opening Session (Livestream)

DAILY SCHEDULE November 7 - 11

5:00 am Morning Chanting and Meditation
6:30 am Work Meditation and Breakfast

8:30 am Dhamma Reflection (Livestream)
Note: The livestream will stop once the reflection ends and the meditation begins.

9:15 am Walking Meditation
9:45 am Sitting Meditation
10:30 am Bowl set-up in Dhamma Hall - Break
10:45 am The Daily Meal (Meal Blessing in Dhamma Hall)
Rest and Break Period

1:00 pm Dhamma Talk (Livestream)

2:00 pm Walking Meditation
2:30 pm Sitting Meditation

3:30 pm Question & Answer Session (Livestream)

4:30 pm Chi Gong or Keep Practicing (Livestream)

5:15 pm Tea Time and further practice
7:00 pm Evening Chanting and Meditation
8:00 pm Rest/Additional Practice–zoom meeting ends for the day

FINAL DAY, Saturday. November 12

5:00 am Morning Chanting and Meditation
6:30 am Work Meditation and Breakfast
8:30 am Closing Announcements
9:15 am Closing Ceremony
10:15 am Retreat Formally Ends

Meal Offering is Now at 10:45am

Meal Offering is Now at 10:45am

Please note that due to the change from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time the Abhayagiri meal offering is currently at 10:45 am. This new meal time will remain in effect through the fall and winter.

Thanksgiving Retreat 2022 - Registration Closed

Thanksgiving Retreat 2022 - Registration Closed

Dear Dhamma Friends,

Registration is now closed for the Thanksgiving Retreat.
If you haven’t registered, you may still visit Abhayagiri’s YouTube channel to access the teachings as they happen.

From Ajahn Nyaniko - Gratitude for This Year's Kathina

From Ajahn Nyaniko - Gratitude for This Year's Kathina

Dear Dhamma Friends, I’d like to take this opportunity to express gratitude for how the 2022 Abhayagiri Kathina came together. We had so much help, both from within our monastic community to outside the community. People helped with the parking, the preparing of cloth offerings, preparing food, and setting up the Dhamma Hall to make this an extra special occasion. Luang Por Viradhammo and Ajahn Su…

Current Guidelines for Visiting - Updated April 3, 2022

Current Guidelines for Visiting - Updated April 3, 2022

The general public is welcome to visit Abhayagiri for day visits. The daily meal offering is at 11:00 am. The monastic community will offer a meal blessing in the main Dhamma Hall. Any food offerings can be left on the tables outside the kitchen, and the kitchen crew will prepare it for the meal as time allows. At this time, the kitchen is still unavailable for food prep and cooking, however guest…

Luang Por Pasanno & Ajahn Nyaniko Visit Suddhavari Monastery in Brazil

Luang Por Pasanno & Ajahn Nyaniko Visit Suddhavari Monastery in Brazil

A new associated monastery in the Ajahn Chah tradition has been started in Brazil. It is the first of its kind in South America and was established with the encouragement and blessing of Luang Por Liem, the present abbot of Ajahn Chah’s original monastery, Wat Pah Pong in Ubon province, Thailand. Luang Por Liem visited Suddhavāri in 2017 and considered the place suitable for a forest monastery, le…

Welcoming the Green Buddha and Celebration of Luang Por Chah's Birthday

Welcoming the Green Buddha and Celebration of Luang Por Chah's Birthday

On Saturday, June 18th, Abhayagiri will have a celebration welcoming the Green Buddha and celebrating Luang Por Chah’s birthday. The Green Buddha arrived this spring from Thailand. The schedule for the day is: 10:45am Meal offering 11:00am Meal 1:00pm Meditation 1:30pm Paritta Chanting 2:00pm Dhamma Talk The regular Saturday night program will begin at 7pm.

Luang Por Sumedho to Offer Dhamma Talks at Abhayagiri

Luang Por Sumedho to Offer Dhamma Talks at Abhayagiri

UPDATE as of 6/23/2022: Luang Por Sumedho’s final talk at Abhayagiri has been canceled. Luang Por Sumedho is offering two Dhamma reflections at Abhayagiri during June. The time and date of these two talks is 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time on June 7 and 14. The talks are also livestreamed on Abhayagiri’s YouTube channel. All are welcome to attend this event. However, please note that there is not any overn…

The Island : Resources and Translations Now Available

The Island : Resources and Translations Now Available

During their time as co-abbots of Abhayagiri, Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro collaborated to publish The Island : An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbāna. Many people have appreciated The Island and we would like to let people know about the following resources and translations that have become available since it was first published. Translations Spanish Translation La Isla - Una antologí…