August Ordinations

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 will go forth into brown robes taking sāmaṇera (novice monk) ordination Bhikkhu Ordination Sunday, August 25th – Probably beginning in the afternoon or evening. Bhikkhu Ordination Ceremony for Sāmaṇera Cittapālo
โพสต์เมื่อ July 11, 2019

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 presented by the King, himself. Luang Por flew to Thailand the following morning. On Sunday, July 28th, Luang Por Pasanno, Ajahn Amaro, and Ajahn Jayasaro (Luang Por Sumedho did not attend the ceremonies due to health reasons) all received their new Chao Khun titles from the King at Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, in Bangkok. The new ti...
โพสต์เมื่อ August 5, 2019

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-khun-title. Luang Por’s original birthday celebration was to have been on July 27th, but was cancelled due to this invitation from the King. His new title is Tan Chao Khun Phra Raja Bodhividesa (Pali) or Tan Chao Khun Phr...
โพสต์เมื่อ July 28, 2019

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 next week. All of us, especially Luang Por Pasanno, regret missing the opportunity to celebrate with him this weekend, but this honor from the King of Thailand is quite significant. At this time, there are no plans for rescheduling the birthday event. If and when it is rescheduled, we will put out another notice. With appreciation for your under...
โพสต์เมื่อ July 25, 2019


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Awakening is an Activity
อาจารย์ ถิรธัมโม
August 16, 2019

The word ‘awakening’ is part of a verb. It is an activity, a waking- up process. We can even reflect on the analogy of waking up in the morning: consciousness begins to become clearer, it tunes in to reality more and more, until you recognize that this is how it is. The limitation of that analogy is that when we wake up in the morning, our self-consciousness usually wakes up too. Consciousness is not only waking up and seeing the sun shining or rain falling; there’s also a sense of ‘I’ coming into consciousness – ‘I am feeling good’, or ‘...



Contentment, Gratitude, Patience, and Goodness
อาจารย์ ญาณิโก
August 12, 2019

Picking up on reflections Luang Por Pasanno offered earlier in the afternoon, Ajahn Nyaniko talks on the themes of Contentment (santutthi) and Gratitude (katannukatavedi), especially as they relate to living the monastic life.

This reflection was offered on July 31, 2019 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.