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…

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…