New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Gatherings at Abhayagiri

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Gatherings  at Abhayagiri

Come celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at Abhayagiri Monastery. On New Year’s Eve, Monday the 31st, there will be an evening program featuring meditation, a Dhamma talk, and chanting until midnight. The following morning, Tuesday January 1st, Abhayagiri will welcome the new year with a ceremonial almsround at the monastery, meal, and post-meal Dhamma Talk. Apart from celebrating the New…

Sunday, November 4th -- Bhikkhu Ordination Ceremony for Sāmaṇera Rakkhito ***Please Note Daylight Savings Time Change***

Sunday, November 4th -- Bhikkhu Ordination Ceremony for Sāmaṇera Rakkhito ***Please Note Daylight Savings Time Change***

All are welcome to attend the formal ceremony in which the Sāmaṇera Rakkhito will enter the monastic Saṅgha as a bhikkhu on Sunday, November 4th. The ceremony will take place in the new Dhamma Hall and will begin at 2 pm. Please note that Daylight Savings Time ends that morning, meaning all clocks are turned back one hour. Please see our calendar for more details.

Upcoming Teachings by Ajahn Amaro

Upcoming Teachings by Ajahn Amaro

Join us in welcoming one of Abhayagiri’s founding abbots this month. Ajahn Amaro, co-abbot of Abhayagiri from 1996 to 2010 and current abbot of Amaravati Monastery in England, will arrive at arrive at the monasteryi late on October 25 and fly out of the Bay Area on November 8. Details regarding his teaching engagements and general schedule can be found below and on the Abhayagiri calendar Sunday,…

2019 Monastic Thanksgiving Retreat

2019 Monastic Thanksgiving Retreat

Please note that the 2019Thanksgiving Retreat, which would usually begin in late November, has been replaced by the Abhayagiri Annual Retreat taking place from December 6-15th at Applegate Retreat Center. We hope you’re still able to join us. You may find more information here.

Refuge Under Smoke: August at Abhayagiri

Refuge Under Smoke: August at Abhayagiri

Monks’ chanting rose into the warm July evening of Āsāḷha Pūjā to mix with the smoke that was just beginning to fill the Abhayagiri valley. Several miles away, fires that were to become the largest in California history roared through the parched madrone. In the year since the Redwood Valley Complex fire nearly consumed Abhayagiri, the scarred hills surrounding the monastery have served as a daily…

Sunday, October 14th - Upāsikā Day: Remembering the October 2017 Fires: Dhamma Perspectives and Tools For Healing

Sunday, October 14th - Upāsikā  Day: Remembering the October 2017 Fires: Dhamma Perspectives and Tools For Healing

We hope you can join us at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery for the next Upasika Day on Sunday, October 14, a day of community, Dhamma study, meditation, and renewal. This will be both part of the regular Upasika Day program, and a special day. Abhayagiri has accepted a request from the Mendocino-Rebuilding Our Community team of the Community Foundation of Mendocino County to participate in a week-lo…

Upasika Day: Sutta Study: Samyutta Nikaya 1:1 Sunday, August 5

Upasika Day: Sutta Study: Samyutta Nikaya 1:1 Sunday, August 5

We hope you can join us at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery for the next Upasika Day on Sunday, August 5, a day of community, Dhamma study, meditation, and renewal. The event will be livestreamed here. Our theme and topic for the day will be Sutta Study: Samyutta Nikaya 1:1. Ajahn Karunadhammo and senior monastics of Abhayagiri have graciously offered to lead us in an exploration of the Buddha’s Midd…

2018 Abhayagiri Kathina: October 28, 2018

2018 Abhayagiri Kathina: October 28, 2018

Each year since the time of the Buddha, at the end of the three-month Rains Retreat, the lay community around every Buddhist monastery has gathered to celebrate the completion of the retreat and to offer to the monastic community gifts of cloth and supplies that will be useful for the coming year. The cloth is then cut, sewn and dyed by the monks to make a robe on that day to offer to one of the S…

Cloister Area Inauguration a Big Success

Cloister Area Inauguration a Big Success

This past weekend we celebrated the completion of our cloister area buildings and grounds. Dhamma talks were given by Luang Por Liem, Luang Por Viradhammo, Luang Por Jundee, Rev. Heng Sure, Ajahn Jayasaro, Ajahn Sona, and Ajahn Kongrit. As well as Luang Por Liem, Ajahn Sucitto, and Ajahn Achalo before and after the event. Many hundreds of people gathered over the long weekend and enjoyed several d…

Luang Por Pasanno's Birthday and Taking Leave Celebration - Sunday, July 8 ***Livestream Available***

Luang Por Pasanno's Birthday and Taking Leave Celebration - Sunday, July 8 ***Livestream Available***

Join us at the monastery or livestream on Sunday, July 8th in celebrating Luang Por Pasanno’s sixty-ninth birthday and over twenty-years’ leadership as he steps back as abbot of Abhayagiri and leaves for a year-long sabbatical abroad. After serving as Abhayagiri’s abbot for over two decades, Luang Por Pasanno will step back from that role and enter a year-long retreat overseas. Though he plans on…