Redwood Complex Fire - Timeline of Events - Monday through Thursday

Redwood Complex Fire - Timeline of Events - Monday through Thursday

Ajahn Jotipālo has kindly offered the following journal of events chronicling Abhayagiri’s experience with the Redwood Complex fire. Monday, October 9th According to Cal Fire, a major wildfire started in Redwood Valley late on Sunday night. Fortunately, at 2AM, a community member woke up and noticed that the southern sky was pulsating red. He quickly started alerting other community members. As pe…

Supporting the Monastery In Response to the Redwood Valley Fire

Supporting the Monastery In Response to the Redwood Valley Fire

Many of you have asked how you can help the monastery and laypeople who have been affected by the wildfires. Your expressions of generosity and spirit of community are the sorts of blessings that naturally arise during such a crisis. Since the fires are still burning—both near the monastery and the homes of lay supporters—it is still too soon to know what sort of help will be needed. For now, the…

Fire Update, October 12, 2017

Fire Update, October 12, 2017

As many people are aware, Redwood Valley and nearby Potter Valley are experiencing a large wildfire also known as the “the Redwood Complex Fire.” The fire started late Sunday night on October 8, 2017. As of Thursday afternoon, the fire has spread to an area of over 30,000 acres and only 5% of has been contained. The monastery residents became aware of the fire around 2am Monday morning. The fire w…

Abhayagiri Residents Safe at CTTB

Abhayagiri Residents Safe at CTTB

We want to let everybody know that the Abhayagiri community is safe and is currently staying at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. As of Thursday, 10am, the Abhayagiri property is most likely not damaged but conditions are volatile and are there is no access to the property. We are asking that people not to come visit us at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas to leave roads, hotels, and services avail…

Abhayagiri Community is safe - updated Oct. 10

Abhayagiri Community is safe - updated Oct. 10

Update 8 pm October 10: A neighbor reported that the monastery buildings were OK as of the afternoon of Oct. 9. The fire is still active, and we don’t know the state of the buildings after that time. It is unsafe to travel on Tomki Road, and there are hard closures approaching the monastery from both directions. We plan to update the website as we hear more information. 8 pm October 9: You have li…

Upāsikā Day – Sunday, October 1 – Meditation: Can we function without attachment?

Upāsikā Day – Sunday, October 1 – Meditation: Can we function without attachment?

We hope you can join us at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery for the next Upasika Day on Sunday, October 1, a day of community, Dhamma study, meditation, and renewal. Our theme for the day will be: Meditation: Can we function without attachment? Luang Por Pasanno and senior monastics of Abhayagiri have graciously offered to lead us in an exploration of he four types of clinging, and nekkhama (renuncia…

Upāsikā Day, Saturday, August 12: Practice in a Global Context; Being a Good Citizen

Upāsikā Day, Saturday, August 12: Practice in a Global Context; Being a Good Citizen

On Saturday, August 12, Luang Por Pasanno and senior monastics of Abhayagiri have graciously offered to lead us in an exploration of the Buddha’s teachings on living in society, and how we can apply them today. The schedule for the day is as follows: 10:45 a.m. Refuges and Precepts (optional) 11:00 a.m. (sharp) Meal Offering 1-4:30 p.m. Study/Practice Session 4:30 p.m. Tea with the monastics (opti…

2017 Abhayagiri Thanksgiving Retreat - Registration Closed

2017 Abhayagiri Thanksgiving Retreat - Registration Closed

2017 Monastic Thanksgiving Retreat Led by Luang Por Pasanno and the Abhayagiri Community Registration is closed. This article is left up for informational purposes. November 17-26, 2017 at Angela Center, Santa Rosa, CA Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California and the Sanghapala Foundation invite you to join Luang Por Pasanno and the Abhayagiri Community for a 10-day retreat over the Than…

Dhamma Talks Moved to Sunday Afternoons

Dhamma Talks Moved to Sunday Afternoons

Starting Sunday, June 11, the regular weekend Dhamma talk will move to Sunday afternoon. The program will begin at 2 pm with chanting followed by meditation. After a short break, one of the senior monks will give a Dhamma talk. There will be no evening puja Sunday night. We have yet to decide what will happen when the lunar observance day falls on Sunday. Evening puja will begin at 7 pm on Saturda…

July 23 Joint Birthday Celebration for Luang Por Sumedho and Luang Por Pasanno

July 23 Joint Birthday Celebration for Luang Por Sumedho and Luang Por Pasanno

–Live Stream– You can watch the live stream here: https://youtu.be/YsiewdqCjXg –Schedule update– We invite you to join us on Sunday, July 23 for a joint birthday celebration for Luang Por Sumedho and Luang Por Pasanno. This will be Luang Por Sumedho’s 83rd year of life and his 51st rains retreat as a bhikkhu (fully ordained monk). The schedule for the day will be as follows: Sunday, July 23 ~10 a.…