Abhayagiri Kaṭhina Still Set For Sunday, November 3rd

Abhayagiri Kaṭhina Still Set For Sunday, November 3rd

Abhayagiri Monastery, along with many others in Northern California, has been affected by the recent power outages and potential threats of wildfire. Nonetheless, we are still scheduled to hold our Kaṭhina this coming Sunday, November 3rd, starting at 10:30am. Even if the monastery is affected by a power outage, we will still be able to proceed with the ceremony as planned. Only in the extreme cas…

Please Carpool for Kathina - Carpool Website Now Available

Please Carpool for Kathina - Carpool Website Now Available

Abhayagiri Kathina is on Sunday, Nov. 3rd. Since parking at the monastery is limited, please cooperate with others and carpool to minimize the number of vehicles at the monastery. In order to facilitate carpooling, the below website is available for drivers and passengers to coordinate with each other. Carpool Website for Abhayagiri Kathina 2019 With good wishes, The Abhayagiri Sangha

Ajahn Jayanto & Ajahn Anando to Offer Dhamma Reflections on Oct. 5th & Oct. 6th

Ajahn Jayanto & Ajahn Anando to Offer Dhamma Reflections on Oct. 5th & Oct. 6th

Ajahn Jayanto and Ajahn Anando, the co-abbots of Temple Forest Monastery in New Hamsphire will be visiting Abhayagiri from Oct. 3rd through Oct. 7th. During that time, Ajahn Jayanto and Ajahn Anando have agreed to offer the Dhamma reflections for Saturday night on Oct. 5th and for the Lunar Observance on the evening of Sun., Oct. 6th, respectively. For more information about Ajahn Jayanto and Ajah…

Interview with Ajahn Pasanno in Tricycle Magazine

Interview with Ajahn Pasanno in Tricycle Magazine

Tricycle Buddhist Review published an interview with Luang Por Pasanno about the significance of the royal title given to Luang Por Sumedho, Luang Por Pasanno, Ajahn Amaro and Ajahn Jayasaro. The interview also includes reflections on the Thai Forest Tradition. Interview with Luang Por Pasanno in Tricycle

Abhayagiri Kathina 2019 - Nov. 3rd, 10:30am

Abhayagiri Kathina 2019 - Nov. 3rd, 10:30am

People are welcome to join us for our annual Kathina celebration this year. The Kathina ceremony is very ancient, having been established by the Lord Buddha and observed in Theravada Buddhist countries to the present day. The hallmark of this ceremony is an unsolicited offering of cloth with which the Sangha will sew and dye a finished robe before the next dawn. That finished robe is then bestowed…

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