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.

Ajahn Chah Memorial at Wat Nong Pah Pong youtube channel

Ajahn Chah Memorial at Wat Nong Pah Pong youtube channel

Enjoy video from the Ajahn Chah Memorial Celebrations at Wat Nong Pah Pong, Ubon, Thailand via Youtube. Senior monks of the Ajahn Chah Tradition gave Dhamma talks throughout four days in Thai and English, including Luang Por Pasanno. Luang Por gave his talk in English. The video can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CkdcLVpGEE&t=398m6s

Mudita Ceremony for Ajahn Pasanno Jan 24

Mudita Ceremony for Ajahn Pasanno Jan 24

On December 5, 2015 at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo) in Bangkok, Luang Por Pasanno received the honorary ecclesiastical title “Jaokhun” 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 t…

Winter Retreat 2016

Winter Retreat 2016

The annual winter retreat begins on January 4, 2016 and lasts for three months, ending on April 1st. During this time, the resident community takes time to engage in more formal meditation practice following a changing schedule of group or individual practice. During these three months there will be no overnight guests accepted. (For overnight visits after the retreat please contact the monastery…

Andy Romanoff's Photographs of Abhayagiri

Andy Romanoff's Photographs of Abhayagiri

On August 29, 2015, photographer Andy Romanoff came to Ukiah make photographs of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas for his 15,000 Buddhas project. While there, he learned that Abhayagiri Monastery was only 35 minutes north and decided to visit. He spent a few hours here photographing Buddha images, almsbowls, and monk’s laundry. He kindly allowed us to post his photographs in our gallery (All image…

Community Work Days

Community Work Days

The last two months of the year, we plan to have Community Work Days. Everybody is invited to come help with some important work projects that we hope to complete before the end of the year. There probably will be help needed in the kitchen and other lighter jobs, so there will be work available for people of all physical abilities. Saturday, November 14th we plan to do some maintenance work on th…

New Buddha image arrives

New Buddha image arrives

The Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery welcomed the arrival of the new Buddha image that will eventually grace the new reception hall. The Buddha image arrived auspiciously on a wan phra (observance day). The shipping truck did experience some difficulty in trying to navigate the narrow and steep Tomki Road, which leads to our upper parking lot. Due mostly to generous help from some neighbors, we were…