Ajahn Amaro 2023 Visit to Abhayagiri

Ajahn Amaro 2023 Visit to Abhayagiri

Dear Dhamma Friends, Ajahn Amaro will come to the US on November 6, and will be in residence at Abhayagiri from November 8-20. Here is a list of events and teachings open to the public: November 7, 5:00pm - 1st Tuesday Q&A, meditation and teaching at Berkeley Buddhist Monastery. Click here for details. November 11, 7:00pm - Saturday Evening Program at Abhayagiri, Dhamma Talk offered by Ajahn Amaro…

2023 Thanksgiving Retreat - Spaces Available

2023 Thanksgiving Retreat - Spaces Available

Led by Ajahn Karunadhammo, Ajahn Nyaniko and the Abhayagiri Community November 19-26, 2023 at Applegate Retreat Center, Applegate, CA There have been some cancelations, so registration for this retreat is now temporarily open again. Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California and the Sanghapala Foundation invite you to join the Abhayagiri Community for an eight day residential retreat over…

Kathina 2023 Celebration

Kathina 2023 Celebration

Abhayagiri Kathina 2023 Please join Luang Por Pasanno, Ajahn Sek, Ajahn Karunadhammo, our abbot Ajahn Nyaniko, Ajahn Cunda and the rest of the Abhayagiri sangha for this year’s Kathina ceremony on Sunday, November 12th. Luang Por Amaro, the abbot of Amaravati Monastery in England and founding co-abbot of Abhayagiri, will be our honored guest. Everyone is warmly welcome. The schedule for the day is…

Sāmaṇera Ordination of Anagārika Justin Photo Gallery

Sāmaṇera Ordination of Anagārika Justin Photo Gallery

After spending a year in white robes and following the Eight Precepts, Anagarika Justin took the going forth as a Samanera (novice monk) on April 22, 2023. A photo gallery of the event can be viewed at https://www.abhayagiri.org/gallery/247-samaera-ordination-of-anagarika-justin

Kuti Demolition 2023 Photo Gallery

Kuti Demolition 2023 Photo Gallery

In the first weeks of April 2023 the community joined together to demolish four of Abhayagiri’s oldest kutis, in preparation for new construction in the summer. A photo gallery of the project can be viewed at http://www.abhayagiri.org/gallery/246-kuti-demolition-2023

Thai New Year (Songkran) Celebration 2023 Photo Gallery

Thai New Year (Songkran) Celebration 2023 Photo Gallery

On Saturday, April 15th the Abhayagiri community celebrated the traditional Thai New Year known as Songkran, an occasion for ritual cleansing where Buddha images are ceremonially bathed in fragrant water and the lay Sangha has the opportunity to offer requisites and wash the hands of senior monks. A photo gallery of the event can be viewed at http://www.abhayagiri.org/gallery/245-thai-new-year-202…

Monks to Start Visiting Three Jewels in Fort Bragg

Monks to Start Visiting Three Jewels in Fort Bragg

Senior monks from Abhayagiri will start visiting Three Jewels in Fort Bragg at the end of April to provide teachings and be available on some Monday nights starting May 1st. This will also sometimes include being available around the meal time on some Sundays and Mondays. The founder of Three Jewels, Cindy “Mettika” Hoffman passed away last year. Mettika was a dear friend of Abhayagiri and the pri…

Upcoming Events at Abhayagiri

Upcoming Events at Abhayagiri

This spring (and thereafter) at Abhayagiri and other locations there are a number of upcoming Dhamma events. Abhayagiri: We will continue to host Saturday Evening and Lunar Observance Pujas and Dhamma Talks both open to the public and live streamed as well. There are also Tea Time Q&A’s with various senior monks from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, daily (with the exception of the day after the Lunar Observan…

Winter Retreat Begins on January 2nd

Winter Retreat Begins on January 2nd

The monastery will enter the three-month annual winter retreat on January 2, 2023 and resume the normal routines on April 1st. During this time, the winter retreat the resident community takes time to engage in more formal meditation practice following a changing schedule of group and individual practice. During the winter retreat there will be no overnight guests. To schedule overnight visits aft…

Abhayagiri 2022: Newsletter and Photo Gallery

Abhayagiri 2022: Newsletter and Photo Gallery

Abhayagiri 2022 Photo Gallery A photo gallery of the past year is now available on the Abhayagiri website: https://www.abhayagiri.org/gallery From the Monastery - Abhayagiri 2022 Abhayagiri fully reopened in spring 2022, allowing many the opportunity to visit again in person. People have now been able to reconnect in various ways such as participating in the evening chanting, meditation and Dhamma…