Sāmaṇera Ordination

Sāmaṇera Ordination

During the evening of Saturday, August 29th, Anagārika Aaron will ordain as a sāmaṇera, a novice monk. The ceremony will take place in the Reception Hall and will be live streamed. The program will begin with evening puja at 7pm. The ordination ceremony will begin between 8pm and 8:30pm. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, it is not possible for the general public to join us in the Reception Hall…

Online Upāsikā Day

Online Upāsikā Day

Abhayagiri will host an Online Upāsikā Day on August 23rd, 1-5pm. Since the last two Upāsikā Days were cancelled, the day will begin with an option to renew one’s committment to the five precepts online. The broad-brush topic for this Online Upāsikā Day is Living in a Changing Society: Dealing with Fear, Stress, and Worry… Cultivating Kindness, Patient Endurance, and Harmony. For a more interactiv…

Save the Dates for Annual Retreat

Save the Dates for Annual Retreat

Mark Your Calendar - The Annual Retreat is Scheduled for Dec. 4 - Dec. 13 Abhayagiri’s annual monastic retreat is scheduled for Fri. Dec. 4 – Sun. Dec. 13, 2020 at the Jesuit Retreat Center in Applegate, CA. Registration for this retreat will likely open sometime during the summer, usually in July or August. Due to Covid-19, and the uncertainty about what restrictions, if any, will be in existence…

Transitions at Abhayagiri

Transitions at Abhayagiri

In 2018, Ajahn Karuṇadhammo began a two year commitment to be co-abbot with Ajahn Ñāṇiko, to help with the transition period after Luang Por Pasanno stepped back from being the abbot and began a one year sabbatical. Having just finished his two year commitment, Ajahn Karuṇadhammo will be going to the Pacific Hermitage for the vassa and Ajahn Ñāṇiko will be the sole abbot for the foreseeable future…

Sāmaṇera Dhammavaro's Bhikkhu Ordination on Sunday, May 17

Sāmaṇera Dhammavaro's Bhikkhu Ordination on Sunday, May 17

On Sunday, May 17 there will be the official ceremony for Sāmaṇera Dhammavaro to be accepted into the bhikkhu saṅgha. The ceremony will be at 2pm in the main Abhayagiri Dhamma hall. Due to precautions regarding COVID-19, it is not possible for the general public to attend in person. However, all are welcome to view the ceremony by going to this link.

Memorial for Todd

Memorial for Todd

On April 27th, Luang Por Pasanno, Ajahn Karuṇadhammo, Ajahn Ñāṇiko, and others gathered at Cool Oaks for the 14th Anniversary of the passing away of Todd Tansuhaj. A brief video has been made in honor of that event, including blessing chants and video footage of Abhayagiri. Background information on Tatcha “Todd” Tansuhaj Todd was born on July 20, 1995 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Although Todd was bo…

Sāmaṇera Ordination of Anagārika Josh, Anagārika Ordination of Aaron and Dave, Vesākha Celebration

Sāmaṇera Ordination of Anagārika Josh, Anagārika Ordination of Aaron and Dave, Vesākha Celebration

On Vesākha, May 6th, Anagārika Josh will ordain as a Sāmaṇera, a novice monk. Also, Aaron and Dave will ordain as Anagārikas, eight-preceptors. We are asking the general public to abstain from coming to the monastery for this event. The ceremony will take place in the Reception Hall and will be livestreamed. The program will begin with evening puja at 7:00 PM. The ordination ceremony will likely s…

Winter Retreat 2020 Gallery

Winter Retreat 2020 Gallery

We would like to announce a new gallery featuring photos from this year’s Winter Retreat. You can view the gallery here: [The monastery’s cloister area during a heavy snowfall mid-January. ] Winter Retreat 2020 > Winter Retreat: the year was 2020, while vision of the larger social climate was anything but. Indeed, the community’s gaze set inwards, as COVID emerged in a fashion not dissimilar to th…

Live Stream of Stanford Community Dhamma Discussion

Live Stream of Stanford Community Dhamma Discussion

Ajahn Pasanno will be having a virtual meeting with the Stanford community from 9am to 11am the morning of Saturday, April 25. The schedule for the morning is : 9:00-9:30 Guided meditation 9:30-9:35 Short Break 9:35-10:15 Dhamma Talk 10:15 -11:00 Question & Answer with Stanford community All are welcome to watch this event via the live stream by going to this link : https://youtu.be/m02JGV8_WZg

Live Stream of Memorial for Joe Kulkhajornpant on Sunday, April 19 at 11am

Live Stream of Memorial for Joe Kulkhajornpant on Sunday, April 19 at 11am

On Sunday, April 19 at 11am, Abhayagiri will be live streaming a brief memorial for Joe Kulkhajornpant. Joe, pictured here at Abhayagiri’s 2014 Kathina, was a long time friend of Abhayagiri. The memorial is in honor of approximately 100 days since Joe’s passing away. https://youtu.be/xPgwLs5Z2wk