Upāsikā Day: Practice in Daily Life - Working With High-Dose Dukkha

Upāsikā Day: Practice in Daily Life - Working With High-Dose Dukkha

We hope you can join us at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery for the next Upasika Day on Saturday, December 9, a day of community, Dhamma study, meditation, and renewal. All are welcome, whether or not you have attended these teaching days before. Our theme for the day will be: Practice in Daily Life: Working With High-Dose Dukkha. Senior monastics of Abhayagiri have graciously offered to lead us in a…

Sāmaṇera Ordinations of Anagārikas Gary and Ryan

Sāmaṇera Ordinations of Anagārikas Gary and Ryan

On November 21st, all are welcome to attend the ceremony in which Anagārikas Gary and Ryan will ordain as Sāmaṇeras or novices. The ceremony will take place in the Reception Hall and will be livestreamed at: https://youtu.be/FjIcJNPvxtc The program will begin with evening puja at 7:00 PM. The ordination ceremony will likely start between 8:15–8:45 PM. Please see our calendar for additional details…

Thanksgiving Monastic Retreat 2016 Audio Now Available

Thanksgiving Monastic Retreat 2016 Audio Now Available

All 26 talks given by Ajahn Pasanno, Ajahn Karunadhammo, Ajahn Sudanto, and Debbie Stamp at the 2016 Thanksgiving Monastic Retreat in Santa Rosa, California from November 18 to November 27 are available for online browsing, on our talks page, can be downloaded as a 586 MB zip file, and requested as an MP3 CD.

Anagārika Ordination for Jordan

Anagārika Ordination for Jordan

On November 14th, Long-term resident Jordan will take on the white robes of an anagārika. You are welcome to join for the beginning of his monastic training and hear Ajahn Pasanno’s advice for those embarking on the monastic path. Puja will begin as usual at 7:00 pm, followed by the ceremony around 8:00-8:30 pm.

Open to Visitors Again, But No Trail Access

Open to Visitors Again, But No Trail Access

As the Tomki Road work crews are starting to lessen, we are now allowing visitors to start coming back to the monastery, and look forward to seeing our friends and supporters once again. However, our trails will remain closed to the public due to potential dangers, until we can do more trail maintenance and also see how the rains will affect them. When driving down East Road, West Road, and Tomki…

Fund for Fire Prevention and Trail Maintenance

Fund for Fire Prevention and Trail Maintenance

The Abhayagiri residents are now back on the property, and we have been joined by two of our close friends and supporters, Dee and Sondra, who both lost their houses in the fire. They will be staying with us as they sort out where they will want to eventually reside and how they will be rebuilding their homes. Other friends in the area who experienced losses are also slowly starting to piece thing…

Gratitude for Support in Response to the Fires

Gratitude for Support in Response to the Fires

Ever since news spread regarding the fires affecting the Abhayagiri community, many people have been asking how they can offer support and assistance. About a week ago, we posted a news article suggesting the offering of gift cards from a nearby grocery store. In the past few days, we have received an overwhelming number of gift cards. The Abhayagiri community is deeply appreciative and we would l…

Fire Update, October 17-18, 2017

Fire Update, October 17-18, 2017

On Tuesday, Luang Por Pasanno and others led an initial visit into the monastery after news came in that they would be allowed to return. Here are some photos that were taken of the day: Photos of the initial reconnaissance expedition On Wedneday, the Abhayagiri community paid respects to Dharma Master Hung Liu and said goodbye to the community at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. Then, by the way…

Okay To Visit the Monastery (Was Do Not Visit the Monastery)

Okay To Visit the Monastery (Was Do Not Visit the Monastery)

[Update - October 26, 2017] Abhayagiri Monastery is now open to the public. The following article has been kept for reference. Please do not visit the monastery at this time. If you haven’t heard the good news yet, as of Tuesday, October 17, the Abhayagiri community will be returning to the monastery property. However, the monastery is not yet open to public. There are a number of checkpoints alon…

Fire Update, October 16, 2017

Fire Update, October 16, 2017

IMPORTANT: As October 17, 2017, Abhayagiri Monastery is not open to the public. We will post an announcement when people will be allowed to visit the monastery. During the morning meeting today Luang Por Pasanno read out loud an email from Tan Kovilo describing a reflection given by Luang Por Liem at Wat Pah Nanachat. You can read it here: Don’t Let Your Thoughts Get you Down by Luang Por Liem Deb…