Winter Retreat Begins on January 2nd

Winter Retreat Begins on January 2nd

The monastic community begins the annual three month winter retreat on January 2nd. During this time, the resident community takes time to engage in more formal meditation practice following a changing schedule of group and individual practice. During these three months there will be no overnight guests accepted. (For overnight visits after the retreat please contact the monastery on April 1st.) H…

Highlights from 2019

Highlights from 2019

A Guiding Elder in Residence, Luang Por Pasanno Since Abhayagiri’s inception, Luang Por Pasanno was co-abbot of Abhayagiri with Ajahn Amaro. He became the solo abbot in 2010 when Ajahn Amaro departed to become abbot of Amaravati. Before his one year sabbatical in 2018-2019, Luang Por passed on the abbot’s duties to Ajahn Karuṇadhammo and Ajahn Nyāṇiko, who are now leading the community as co-abbot…

2019 Work Projects

2019 Work Projects

2019 saw much development of the monastery infrastructure. In addition to repainting parts of the main cloister area and constructing and installing replacement bridges on our loop trail, various major projects were undertaken. Solar System Upgrade One of the most significant monastery infrastructure developments this year was an upgrade to the off-grid solar system in the upper part of the monast…

Bhikkhu Ordination Ceremony on Monday, December 2nd

Bhikkhu Ordination Ceremony on Monday, December 2nd

All are welcome to attend the formal ceremony in which Sāmaṇera Jotimanto will enter the monastic Saṅgha as a bhikkhu. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2pm on Monday, December 2nd.

Readings for Sunday, December 1 Upasika Day

Readings for Sunday, December 1 Upasika Day

Friends, We hope you can join us at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery for the next Upasika Day on Sunday, December 1, 2019, a day of community, Dhamma study, meditation, and renewal. Please note that with the end of daylight savings time, we will take refuges and precepts at 10:30, and the meal offering is at 10:45 sharp. Our theme and topic for the day will be “Meditation: Developing Skill In Reflect…

Meal Time Has Changed to 10:45am

Meal Time Has Changed to 10:45am

Please note that due to the change from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time on November 3rd, the Abhayagiri mealtime is now 10:45 am.

Ajahn Vīradhammo to Share Reflections this Saturday (Pūjā) and Sunday (Kaṭhina)

Ajahn Vīradhammo to Share Reflections this Saturday (Pūjā) and Sunday (Kaṭhina)

We are pleased to announce that Ajahn Vīradhammo, the abbot of Tisarana Monastery in Canada, has kindly offered to share Dhamma reflections this Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, during our regular Saturday evening pūjā starting at 7pm. You can listen to his reflection here: In addition, on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, both Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Vīradhammo will share Dhamma reflections at the Kaṭhina…

Abhayagiri Kaṭhina Still Set For Sunday, November 3rd

Abhayagiri Kaṭhina Still Set For Sunday, November 3rd

Abhayagiri Monastery, along with many others in Northern California, has been affected by the recent power outages and potential threats of wildfire. Nonetheless, we are still scheduled to hold our Kaṭhina this coming Sunday, November 3rd, starting at 10:30am. Even if the monastery is affected by a power outage, we will still be able to proceed with the ceremony as planned. Only in the extreme cas…

Please Carpool for Kathina - Carpool Website Now Available

Please Carpool for Kathina - Carpool Website Now Available

Abhayagiri Kathina is on Sunday, Nov. 3rd. Since parking at the monastery is limited, please cooperate with others and carpool to minimize the number of vehicles at the monastery. In order to facilitate carpooling, the below website is available for drivers and passengers to coordinate with each other. Carpool Website for Abhayagiri Kathina 2019 With good wishes, The Abhayagiri Sangha

Ajahn Jayanto & Ajahn Anando to Offer Dhamma Reflections on Oct. 5th & Oct. 6th

Ajahn Jayanto & Ajahn Anando to Offer Dhamma Reflections on Oct. 5th & Oct. 6th

Ajahn Jayanto and Ajahn Anando, the co-abbots of Temple Forest Monastery in New Hamsphire will be visiting Abhayagiri from Oct. 3rd through Oct. 7th. During that time, Ajahn Jayanto and Ajahn Anando have agreed to offer the Dhamma reflections for Saturday night on Oct. 5th and for the Lunar Observance on the evening of Sun., Oct. 6th, respectively. For more information about Ajahn Jayanto and Ajah…