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

Live Stream of Songkran (Thai New Year) Ceremony at 10:30am on Sunday, April 12, 2020

Live Stream of Songkran (Thai New Year) Ceremony at 10:30am on Sunday, April 12, 2020

Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, it is not possible to attend in person this year’s Abhayagiri Songkran (Thai New Year) ceremony. However, all are welcome to join us via live stream starting at 10:30am on Sunday, April 12, 2020. https://youtu.be/9mzgXQ4AnDE The ceremony will include Luang Por Pasanno offering the three refuges and five precepts. There will also be paritta chanting, a ceremonial…

Dhamma Resources for a Pandemic

Dhamma Resources for a Pandemic

We would like to let people know about some of the Dhamma Resources that are available during this time. Please see this page of our website for more information. https://www.abhayagiri.org/community/dhamma-for-pandemic Also, please note that evening Pujas will generally be live streamed from Abhayagiri. Abhayagiri’s evening chanting and meditation start at 7pm PDT. However, there is not evening p…

Evening Pūjās Will Be Live Streamed

Evening Pūjās Will Be Live Streamed

Abhayagiri will be live streaming its evening pujas. Please note that we are currently on Winter Retreat and much of the community is practicing in the forest. However, a few monastics are sharing their practice to support the wider community. Abhayagiri’s evening pujas occur at 7pm PDT every night except the day after the lunar observance day. These live streams can be found by going to https://y…

Upcoming Live Streams and Precautions re: COVID-19

Upcoming Live Streams and Precautions re: COVID-19

Given the current public concerns regarding COVID-19, Abhayagiri Monastery would like to share the following: We will be live streaming some of our upcoming Saturday night and Lunar Observance Day pūjās. These live streams will include chanting, meditation and Dhamma talks. These live streams can be found by going to https://youtube.com/c/AbhayagiriBuddhistMonastery. If you are showing symptoms of…