Abhayagiri in another local paper

Abhayagiri in another local paper

An article recently appeared in the Ferry County View (Ferry County is is North Central Washington state).

Going forth of Sāmaṇera Khantiko, Anāgārika Doug, and Anāgārika John

Going forth of Sāmaṇera Khantiko, Anāgārika Doug, and Anāgārika John

In place of the usual Saturday night Dhamma talk on May 17, 2014, Abhayagiri Monastery celebrated three ordinations. After a year of anāgārika training, Anāgārika Anthony took on the brown robes of a novice monk. Ajahn Pasanno gave him the name Sāmaṇera Khantiko, which means “the patient one.” After living here for several months as laypeople, Doug and John donned white robes and joined the noble…

Monks in Willits newspaper

Monks in Willits newspaper

Abhayagiri monks were invited by lay supporter Steve Keyes of Willits to walk alms round in his town. At the inaugural visit the local newspaper, The Willits Weekly, sent a reporter to cover the event. An article appeared in their 01 May 2014 issue.

May And June Ordinations

May And June Ordinations

On Saturday, May 17th, Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery will be holding an ordination ceremony. Anagārika Anthony will be ordaining as a novice, and John and Doug will be ordaining as Anagārikas. The ceremony will begin after evening chanting and meditation session starting at 7:30pm and presided by Luang Por Pasanno. In addition, the Sāmaṇera Suhajjo will be ordaining as a bhikkhu on Saturday, June…

Sravasti Nuns Help Plant at OGM

Sravasti Nuns Help Plant at OGM

Four monastics from Sravasti Abbey drove over to OGM from Newport to help out with the planting, share the meal, and go for a hike. Venerables Semkye, Chonyi, Samten, and Damcho worked with the monks and lay people to put in 180 trees in about an hour. The local newspaper, the Ferry County View,sent out a reporter to record the occasion. The nuns gifted OGM with 4 beautiful trees; three Japanese M…

Tree Planting at OGM

Tree Planting at OGM

A group of monks from Abhayagiri and Pacific Hermitage along with anagarikas, a samanera, and six lay supporters are visiting the Old Gold Mine Hermitage (OGM) in North-Central Washington to plant trees. OGM is run by Roger Fox, a longtime friend of the monastic community. The hermitage is offered as a place for personal retreat. A fire in 2010 damaged the forest and this week-long visit is part o…

Visit to Mt. Tabor

Visit to Mt. Tabor

On 15 April, Luang Por Pasanno and a small contingent of monks and lay supporters went to visit our nearby neighbors, the community of monks at the Holy Transfiguration Monastery, also known simply as Mt. Tabor. See more photos from the Mt. Tabor visit The group was warmly greeted by the Mt. Tabor Abbot, father Damian, who led us on a tour of the monastery including their beautiful church and outd…

Community Work Afternoons

Community Work Afternoons

If you are looking for a way to support the Abhayagiri community and want to connect to the residents in a working environment, then you are welcome to come join us once a month for an afternoon work project. The first three of these work periods are scheduled for the last Saturday of the month (April 26th). (UPDATE: May 31st and June 28th were cancelled.) The work period will start with a work me…

Audio and Transcripts of Ajahn Passano's visit to BIA in December, 2013

Audio and Transcripts of Ajahn Passano's visit to BIA in December, 2013

We’re pleased to present audio recordings and transcripts of Ajahn Pasanno’s one day meditation workshop at the BIA (Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives) center in Bangkok on December 16, 2013. During the month of December, Ajahn Pasanno goes on an annual trip to Thailand to maintain Abhayagiri’s connection with the community there. He offers teachings at a variety of venues and visits a number of monas…

Ajahn Pasanno's Annual Trip to Thailand (2013)

Ajahn Pasanno's Annual Trip to Thailand (2013)

During the month of December, Ajahn Pasanno goes on an annual trip to Thailand to maintain Abhayagiri’s connection with the community there. He offers teachings at a variety of venues and visits a number of monasteries and practice centers, including Wat Pah Nanachat, the International Forest Monastery where he was abbot for 16 years. Ajahn Pasanno ordained in Thailand in 1974 and spent many years…