Update: Tudong 2019

Update: Tudong 2019

On June 28, 2019 Ajahn Sek, Ajahn Ñāniko and Tan Tissaro returned safely to Abhayagiri, having been away for almost three weeks. During their traditional wandering pilgrimmage they encountered a great deal of support, curiosity, generosity, and kindness. See photos Listen to Ajahn Ñāniko’s talk on the tudong

A Majjhima in Thailand

A Majjhima in Thailand

After completing five years of monastic training as a monk under the supervision of one’s home monastery, a monk is thereafter referred to as a majjhima “middle”, denoting the period when one has at least five vassa but less than ten. Majjhima monks will often take the opportunity to practice in other environments. In 2014, after his fifth Rains Retreat as a monk, Tan Kovilo asked permission from…

A Glimpse of the Pacific Hermitage

A Glimpse of the Pacific Hermitage

Recently, The Columbian published an article, with photos, about the Pacific Hermitage and its involvement with the local community. The monks of White Salmon

Most Recent Talks Available on Abhayagiri You Tube Channel

Most Recent Talks Available on Abhayagiri You Tube Channel

The most recent Abhayagiri Dhamma talks are generally available on the Abhayagiri YouTube Channel. However, due to various reasons, including technical difficulties, there may be a significant delay before these talks are on the Abhayagiri website. If you wish to access them as soon as possible, please click on this link to the Abhayagiri YouTube Channel.

Four Days at Dharma Realm Buddhist University

Four Days at Dharma Realm Buddhist University

In April of 2019 two Abhayagiri monks accepted an invitation to spend some time at Dharma Realm Buddhist University (DRBU), which is located at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (CTTB). CTTB is a large Chinese Mahayana monastery and community in the nearby town of Ukiah. Abhayagiri and CTTB have maintained a connection since Abhayagiri’s beginning. The Venerable Master Hsuan Hua was the founder of…

Registration Still Open for 2019 Monastic Annual Retreat

Registration Still Open for 2019 Monastic Annual Retreat

Update: As of Aug. 19th, 2019, the registration for the 2019 Monastic Retreat is remaining open as there is still space available. Led by the Abhayagiri Community December 6-15, 2019 at Applegate Retreat Center, Applegate, CA Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California and the Sanghapala Foundation invite you to join Luang Por Pasanno, and others from the Abhayagiri Community for a 10-day r…

Into the Year — Spring at Abhayagiri

Into the Year — Spring at Abhayagiri

The flowers lining Abhayagiri’s trails opened almost overnight. As late March’s sun burnt off the mountain fog, blue bells of hound’s tongue and red tufts of indian paintbrush began to appear along the monks’ walk to and from the cloister, where they’d spent the previous three months practicing in silence. The end of winter retreat meant a return to a regular routine of working in the forest, cari…

Winter Retreat 2019

Winter Retreat 2019

The monastery will close for the three-month annual winter retreat on January 2, 2019 and re-open April 1st. 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 m…

Weekly Sunday Program Moved to Saturday Evening & Other Schedule Changes

Weekly Sunday Program Moved to Saturday Evening & Other Schedule Changes

Beginning on Saturday December 15th, the monastery’s weekly Dhamma Talk and Puja, usually held at 2 pm Sunday afternoon, will be moved back to 7 pm Saturday evening. The monastery hopes that returning the weekly program to its original Saturday evening slot will prove more convenient for those hoping to join the community for the regular teachings, meditation, and chanting. Additionally, the other…

Autumn at Abhayagiri

Autumn at Abhayagiri

Late October found the smoke that thickened Abhayagiri’s sky in August gone for clear autumn air, the three deer that usually roam the monastery’s garden replaced by hundreds of families visiting from the city. With the three-months annual Rains Retreat finished, the community’s wider family drew together on October 28th to celebrate the Kaṭhina ceremony. One monk explained: “In traditional times,…