Luang Por In Thailand 2016

Luang Por In Thailand 2016

UPDATE We received word that Luang Por Pasanno’s talk on Christmas eve had audio problems. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. However, there will be talks by other Ajahns to be broadcasted everyday up until New Years on the Wat Nong Pah Pong Youtube channel. This also includes a scheduled talk by Abhayagiri’s Ajahn Ñāniko to be given sometime on New Years eve. https://www.you…

Upasika Day: Devotion and Ritual

Upasika Day: Devotion and Ritual

On Sunday, December 11, 2016, Abhayagiri will be hosting the last Upasika Day of 2016. All are welcome. The event will be live streamed and you can also participate online by going to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onlshJhImrM. The live stream is scheduled to begin at 1 pm. The theme for the day will be Devotion and Ritual: The Art of Being Human. Ajahn Jotipalo and senior Abhayagiri monastics ha…

New Ordinations - November 2016

New Ordinations - November 2016

On November 7, 2016, in the presence of the Abhayagiri community and Ajahn Tiradhammo, who was visiting the monastery at that time, three ordinations took place at Abhayagiri. The former Ven. Kyung Bon went forth as Sāmaṇera Sampanno, taking robes as a novice with Luang Por Pasanno as his preceptor. Going forth as a sāmaṇera is training for taking upasaṃpadā, full ordination as a bhikkhu. Also on…

Kaṭhina 2016 Recap

Kaṭhina 2016 Recap

On Sunday, October 23, over 400 people attended Abhayagiri’s annual Kaṭhina celebration–the largest gathering ever. The Kaṭhina offering was held in the soon-to-be-completed new Dhamma Hall. Abbots from the other North American monasteries in our tradition attended including Ajahn Vīradhammo from Tisarana Monastery, Ajahn Sona from Birken Monastery, Ajahn Jayanto from Temple Forest Monastery and A…

Abhayagiri Kathina: October 23, 2016

Abhayagiri Kathina: October 23, 2016

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…

Moving the New Buddha Image

Moving the New Buddha Image

On September 14, 2016, the resident Abhayagiri Community, guests, and neighbors joined together to move the 3,000 pound sandstone Buddha image into the new Reception Hall. Click here to view a video of this inspiring joint effort. We’ve also posted a photo gallery of the event. Update October 3, 2016 During the recent construction of the Dhamma Hall, a photographer named Bob Dass stopped by take s…

Upasika Day: Practice in a Global/Social Context

Upasika Day: Practice in a Global/Social Context

On Saturday, October 8, 2016, Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery will be hosting an Upasika Day. All are welcome. The theme for the day will be Practice in a Global/Social Context: Right Speech and Living With Ourselves - From the Mind to the Mouth, What Happens? Luang Por Pasanno and senior Abhayagiri monastics have graciously agreed to lead us in teachings, discussion and guided meditations on how sp…

Upasika Day Live Streaming

Upasika Day Live Streaming

On Sunday, August 14, 2016, Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery will be hosting an Upasika Day. All are welcome. The theme for this day is Meditation: “Meditation on Ten Perceptions.” You can read more to find out times and curriculum on the calendar page. For those unable to attend, we will also be live streaming the event. People will be able to listen to the day’s teachings and reflections and ask qu…

BiA Teachings on Sīladhamma

BiA Teachings on Sīladhamma

Earlier this year, Luang Por Sumedho, Luang Por Pasanno, Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Sucitto and others gave reflections at the Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives (BiA) in Thailand on the theme of Sīladhamma. We are very appreciative that BiA has recently made these talks, in both video and audio format, available to the public: Introductory Reflection on Sīladhamma by Luang Por Pasanno (English) พระอาจารย์ปสัน…

Reflections Arising

Reflections Arising

The reflections page shares inspirational readings from monks at the Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery or other Thai forest teachers. We apologize for the hiatus in postings which you may have noticed in recent months. A gracious volunteer has recently offered to support the continuation of the reflections page by managing a selections of readings and teachings to share. Reflections may be viewed by g…