Cancellation of Practice & Study Day on May 27

Cancellation of Practice & Study Day on May 27

Dear friends, With much sadness the Practice & Study Day on May 27 has just been cancelled due to Covid related concerns at Abhayagiri. We regret any disappointment or inconvenience that this cancellation may cause. Abhayagiri

Update: Cancelled - Mindfulness of Breathing Practice and Study Day

Update: Cancelled - Mindfulness of Breathing Practice and Study Day

Dear friends, With much sadness the Practice & Study Day below has been cancelled due to Covid related concerns at Abhayagiri. We regret any disappointment or inconvenience that this cancellation may cause. Abhayagiri There will be a Practice and Study in the Abhayagiri Dhamma Hall from 9am to 5pm on the theme of mindfulness of breathing. This event is freely offered for the general public and no…

Thai New Year (Songkran) Celebration on April 15th

Thai New Year (Songkran) Celebration on April 15th

On Saturday, April 15th the Abhayagiri community will celebrate 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. 10:30am - Arrival time - Please aim to arrive by 10:30am 11am - Offering the meal and meal blessi…

Community Work on Sunday, April 9

Community Work on Sunday, April 9

The monastic community is working morning and afternoon to take apart four monastic kutis (huts) in the Abhayagiri forest so that replacement kutis can be built. Please feel free to join us for any or all of this community work day. The main task will be carrying the debris away from the kuti sites to the disposal areas. Sturdy boots are highly recommended. Schedule for the Community Work Day 7am…

Winter Updates from Abhayagiri

Winter Updates from Abhayagiri

The Abhayagiri community has been appreciating the increased time for practice and study offered by the winter retreat. The community is doing well even amidst an unusually large amount of rain, snow and multiple power outages. Winter Retreat Readings - Mindfulness of Dhammas: The Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness The Dhamma theme for this winter retreat has been the fourth foundation of mindfulnes…

Thanksgiving Retreat 2022 - Registration Closed

Thanksgiving Retreat 2022 - Registration Closed

Dear Dhamma Friends, Registration is now closed for the Thanksgiving Retreat. If you haven’t registered, you may still visit Abhayagiri’s YouTube channel to access the teachings as they happen.

From Ajahn Nyaniko - Gratitude for This Year's Kathina

From Ajahn Nyaniko - Gratitude for This Year's Kathina

Dear Dhamma Friends, I’d like to take this opportunity to express gratitude for how the 2022 Abhayagiri Kathina came together. We had so much help, both from within our monastic community to outside the community. People helped with the parking, the preparing of cloth offerings, preparing food, and setting up the Dhamma Hall to make this an extra special occasion. Luang Por Viradhammo and Ajahn Su…

Luang Por Pasanno & Ajahn Nyaniko Visit Suddhavari Monastery in Brazil

Luang Por Pasanno & Ajahn Nyaniko Visit Suddhavari Monastery in Brazil

A new associated monastery in the Ajahn Chah tradition has been started in Brazil. It is the first of its kind in South America and was established with the encouragement and blessing of Luang Por Liem, the present abbot of Ajahn Chah’s original monastery, Wat Pah Pong in Ubon province, Thailand. Luang Por Liem visited Suddhavāri in 2017 and considered the place suitable for a forest monastery, le…

Welcoming the Green Buddha and Celebration of Luang Por Chah's Birthday

Welcoming the Green Buddha and Celebration of Luang Por Chah's Birthday

On Saturday, June 18th, Abhayagiri will have a celebration welcoming the Green Buddha and celebrating Luang Por Chah’s birthday. The Green Buddha arrived this spring from Thailand. The schedule for the day is: 10:45am Meal offering 11:00am Meal 1:00pm Meditation 1:30pm Paritta Chanting 2:00pm Dhamma Talk The regular Saturday night program will begin at 7pm.

Luang Por Sumedho to Offer Dhamma Talks at Abhayagiri

Luang Por Sumedho to Offer Dhamma Talks at Abhayagiri

UPDATE as of 6/23/2022: Luang Por Sumedho’s final talk at Abhayagiri has been canceled. Luang Por Sumedho is offering two Dhamma reflections at Abhayagiri during June. The time and date of these two talks is 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time on June 7 and 14. The talks are also livestreamed on Abhayagiri’s YouTube channel. All are welcome to attend this event. However, please note that there is not any overn…