Thanksgiving Retreat Is In Progress

Thanksgiving Retreat Is In Progress

The 2020 Thanksgiving Retreat is taking place from November 20-29 and is being live streamed. For those who did not register, but would still like to participate, we welcome you to join in via the Abhayagiri YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/AbhayagiriBuddhistMonastery. YouTube live stream times and full schedule are listed below: 5:00am Morning chanting & meditation 8:30am Dhamma reflec…

UPDATE on 11/17 : New Info on Registration - Awaken to the New Year - Online Meditation Retreat with Luang Por Pasanno

UPDATE on 11/17 : New Info on Registration - Awaken to the New Year - Online Meditation Retreat with Luang Por Pasanno

Updated 11/17/2020 - Please note this new information for participants in North America. For those in American time zones interested to register for the retreat, please note that you are only required to attend the morning and evening chanting, Dhamma talk, and guided meditation sessions. Due to the time difference from Malaysia and Singapore, the other Zoom sessions of the retreat are not require…

Meal Time Change & Technical Difficulties With Website

Meal Time Change & Technical Difficulties With Website

Two Announcements from Abhayagiri : Please note that due to the change from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time on November 1st, the Abhayagiri mealtime is now 10:45 am. This new meal time will remain in effect through the fall and winter. Also, the website is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Until the problem is fixed, new talks will not be posted on the website. However, the lat…

Appreciation for Kathina 2020 at Abhayagiri

Appreciation for Kathina 2020 at Abhayagiri

For eight days in early October, the lay community gathered at Abhayagiri both in person and virtually to celebrate the completion of the Rains retreat. This carried on the Kathina tradition that has taken place since the time of the Buddha. During this period there were offerings of cloth, food, and supplies that will be useful for the coming year. Some of the offered cloth was then cut, sewn and…

Kathina Weekend: Oct 10-11

Kathina Weekend: Oct 10-11

Dear Dhamma Friends and Companions, This is the final reminder of the online Kathina Weekend. October 10 You are welcome to join Luang Por Pasanno for an online daylong retreat hosted by Insight Santa Cruz. Begins at 9am. To join, click “Join Online Meeting” at the top-left of the following page: https://www.insightsantacruz.org/events/a-day-with-ajahn-pasanno-october-10/?occurrence=2020-10-102 Oc…

Online Dhamma Talks Given by Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Ñāṇiko and Bhikkhu Bodhi

Online Dhamma Talks Given by Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Ñāṇiko and Bhikkhu Bodhi

UPDATE as of 11/8/2020 : Ajahn Ñāṇiko will be substituting for Ajahn Pasanno for the November 14th Dhamma talk. Dharma College is hosting a series of online Wisdom talks with Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Ñāṇiko and Bhikkhu Bodhi. First talk: Living with Wisdom in our Daily Life and how to distinguish between mind and wisdom? Venerable Ajahn Amaro (October 17th, Saturday 10 am-12 pm). Second talk: Deconstruc…

Fire Season Update from Abhayagiri

Fire Season Update from Abhayagiri

Northern California is experiencing a number of fires which are affecting many people. The nearest fire to Abhayagiri is called the August Complex fire which started in mid-August and burned 875,000 acres. While it has been providing Abhayagiri with a great deal of smoke, as of yet it has not posed any imminent evacuation threat. Nevertheless, many communities in the vicinity have been affected. T…

Sāmaṇera Ordination

Sāmaṇera Ordination

During the evening of Saturday, August 29th, Anagārika Aaron will ordain as a sāmaṇera, a novice monk. The ceremony will take place in the Reception Hall and will be live streamed. The program will begin with evening puja at 7pm. The ordination ceremony will begin between 8pm and 8:30pm. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, it is not possible for the general public to join us in the Reception Hall…

Online Upāsikā Day

Online Upāsikā Day

Abhayagiri will host an Online Upāsikā Day on August 23rd, 1-5pm. Since the last two Upāsikā Days were cancelled, the day will begin with an option to renew one’s committment to the five precepts online. The broad-brush topic for this Online Upāsikā Day is Living in a Changing Society: Dealing with Fear, Stress, and Worry… Cultivating Kindness, Patient Endurance, and Harmony. For a more interactiv…

New Online Abhayagiri Group & Virtual 1st Tuesdays

New Online Abhayagiri Group & Virtual 1st Tuesdays

Up until this year, on the first Tuesday of the month (April through December), one of the senior monks from Abhayagiri would visit Berkeley Buddhist Monastery to lead a tea time Q&A session followed by an evening program of chanting, meditation, and a Dhamma talk. Due to the pandemic, there will be virtual 1st Tuesday meetings for the remainder of 2020. It is important to frequently check the mon…