Spaces for the 2019 Monastic Annual Retreat Have Been Filled, Waitlist is Still Available

Spaces for the 2019 Monastic Annual Retreat  Have Been Filled, Waitlist is Still Available

Update: As of August 28th, the retreat spaces have been filled. However, you may still add yourself to the waiting list. If you wish to add yourself to the waiting list, please email the retreat manager, Kathy Cheney at kacheneynew@gmail.com. 2019 MONASTIC ANNUAL RETREAT Led by Luang Por Pasanno and the Abhayagiri Community December 6-15, 2019 at Applegate Retreat Center, Applegate, CA Abhayagiri…

Luang Por Pasanno Given New Chao Khun Title from King of Thailand

Luang Por Pasanno Given New Chao Khun Title from King of Thailand

On Thursday, July 25th, Luang Por Pasanno awoke to many wishes of congratulations on his email. He was not quite sure what he was being congratulated for. Luang Por quickly learned that he, along with Luang Por Sumedho, Ajahn Amaro, and Ajahn Jayasaro, were being invited by King Mahavajiralongkorn of Thailand to receive new Chao Khun titles. This is a great honor, as the titles were to be presente…

Luang Por Pasanno Birthday Celebration and Recognition of Chao Khun Title, Sat. Aug. 10th

Luang Por Pasanno Birthday Celebration and Recognition of Chao Khun Title, Sat. Aug. 10th

The celebration for Luang Por Pasanno’s 70th birthday has been rescheduled for Sat. Aug. 10th and will be combined with a recognition ceremony in honor of his new Chao Khun title, which was given to him by the King of Thailand on July 28th. To watch or listen to a recording of the event, please visit https://www.abhayagiri.org/talks/7211-ajahn-pasannos-birthday-celebration-and-recognition-of-chao-…

Luang Por Pasanno Birthday Celebration Cancelled

Luang Por Pasanno Birthday Celebration Cancelled

With regret, the birthday celebration for Luang Por Pasanno originally scheduled for this Saturday July 27th has been cancelled. Luang Por Pasanno has been invited on short notice to go to Thailand to receive an ecclesiastical title from the new king of Thailand on the king’s birthday, which is Sunday July 28th. He is therefore flying to Thailand on the morning of Friday July 26th and returning ne…

Visit to Wat Buddhanusorn : Sunday, July 21st

Visit to Wat Buddhanusorn : Sunday, July 21st

On Sunday, July 21st, Luang Por Pasanno and various members of the Abhayagiri community will be visiting Wat Buddhanusorn in Fremont in time for the meal offering at 11:30am. Luang Por Pasanno will probably be giving a talk during the afternoon. Wat Buddhanusorn’s Website

Registration for 2019 Monastic Annual Retreat

Registration for 2019 Monastic Annual Retreat

2019 MONASTIC ANNUAL RETREAT Led by Luang Por Pasanno and 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 retreat in December. We will create a monastery environment during our time toget…

August Ordinations

August  Ordinations

3pm in Main Dhamma Hall on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 - Bhikkhu Ordination for Sāmaṇera Cittapālo All are welcome to attend the formal ceremonies for Sāmaṇera Cittapālo to enter the monastic sangha as a bhikkhu and Anagārika Nicholas to take on the sāmaṇera (novice monk) training. The event details are: Sāmaṇera Ordination Friday, August 23rd during evening puja, beginning at 7pm : Anagārika Nicholas w…

Line Trimming, Staining and 1300 pound Batteries

Line Trimming, Staining and 1300 pound Batteries

During the last day in May, the whir of not one, not two, but five different line trimmers were heard at Abhayagiri as Samaneras Jotimanto and Dhammavaro, Anagarikas Josh and Bret and Ying Lin all began the morning work period assigned to cutting back the long grasses that have grown from the abundant rain of the past spring and winter. Cutting the grass down accomplishes various purposes, includi…

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…