Forest Practice

Forest Practice

Forest Practice Earlier in the year we reported that we were hoping to do an event based on a practice they do at Chithurst Monastery called Forest Month. We decided to only do a week, and call it Forest Practice. It was billed as a period of time to focus on a work project while having a lot of emphasis on Dhamma practice. We also were planning to work with our Christian neighbors at Mt Tabor. Fo…

Abhayagiri Featured in Ukiah Daily Journal

Abhayagiri Featured in Ukiah Daily Journal

The Ukiah Daily Journal has recently published a story about Abhayagiri and its upcoming 20th anniversary. Here is a small excerpt: > Riding on dirt roads through forested woodlands, standing in the back of a pickup truck with Ajahn Pasanno, the gentle and unassuming abbot of Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in Redwood Valley, he points out the small cabins constructed over the past 20 years that ser…

Ajahn Dtun to Visit Abhayagiri in May 2016

Ajahn Dtun to Visit Abhayagiri in May 2016

During the month of May 2016, Abhayagiri will receive one of Thailand’s most prominent meditation masters and disciples of Luang Por Chah, Venerable Tan Ajahn Dtun (Thiracitto). He is expected to arrive at Abhayagiri on Sunday, May 22nd and will depart Sunday, May 29th. He will also be invited to offer Dhamma reflections on the Lunar Observance Day of Saturday, May 28th. Although we have no capaci…

Ajahn Sucitto to Visit Abhayagiri in April 2016

Ajahn Sucitto to Visit Abhayagiri in April 2016

We are pleased to announce that Ajahn Sucitto, the former abbot of the Cittaviveka (Chithurst) Buddhist Monastery in England, will be visiting Abhayagiri from April 19th through April 22nd. He will then continue to make visits and teachings throughout the United States through June. Please consult his website for more information. He will be invited to offer reflections on the Lunar Observance eve…

Songkran 2016 Videos and Photos

Songkran 2016 Videos and Photos

On Sunday, April 10, the Thai New Year celebration (Songkran) ceremony was held here at Abhayagiri. Many people came out that day to share in the meal offering, take the 3 refuges and 5 precepts and participate in the water pouring ceremony. Some of the lay supporters provided the following videos and pictures of the event to share with everybody. Please enjoy. Videos Photos [Songkran 2016 Photos]…

Thai New Year on April 10, 2016

Thai New Year on April 10, 2016

A Thai New Year celebration (Songkran) ceremony will be held at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery on Sunday, April 10, 2016. Please plan to join us for this festive occasion. 10:00 AM – Monks on almsround (Please, only dry goods, but not canned products as these can damage the monk’s bowl) 10:30 AM – Meal offering and ceremonial washing of a Buddha image 1:00 PM – Ceremonial washing of Ajahns’ hands,…

New Slideshow and Audio: LP Pasanno Thailand Dec. 2015-16

New Slideshow and Audio: LP Pasanno Thailand Dec. 2015-16

A new slideshow and several Thai audio recordings have been posted chronicling some of Luang Por Pasanno’s teaching engagements and travels throughout Thailand from December 2015 to January 2016. The photo series posted here chronologically follows him from his receiving the ecclesiastic title “Chao Khun” (on Dec. 5th - 2 days after his arrival in Thailand) to his receiving an honorary doctorate d…

Forest Practice Month - update

Forest Practice Month - update

Forest Practice – update Ajahn Jotipalo recently visited Chithurst Buddhist Monastery in England. He met with the grounds keeper who oversees a practice called Forest Practice, where several people volunteer to take on a project for ten days or up to four weeks. These volunteers work alongside several of the monastic community members, while doing some vital work for the health of the forest. This…

Slideshow of Chao Khun Ceremony

Slideshow of Chao Khun Ceremony

On December 5, 2015 at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo) in Bangkok, Luang Por Pasanno received the honorary ecclesiastical title “Chao Khun” and name “Phra Bodhinyanavidesa” from the Crown Prince of Thailand, on behalf of His Majesty King Bhumipol Adulyadet. This title is given periodically to monks in the Thai tradition who have distinguished themselves with their contributions to…

New Set Of Books by Ajahn Pasanno in Thai

New Set Of Books by Ajahn Pasanno in Thai

There are 6 new books in Thai Luang Por Pasanno which have been posted on the website with the cooperation of many volunteers in Thailand. These books are available in both pdf and epub formats. You can find them our Books page.