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…

Somkid's Photography

Somkid's Photography

On the first weekend of June of 2016, Somkid, a professional photographer from Thailand, kindly offered to photograph the monastery and the events around the 20th Anniversary Celebration. She has honored the monastery with this gift of beautiful photos preserving the memory of these events. Somkid’s photos of the monastery property, the beauty of nature, portraits, activities of sewing and dyeing…

Recap of June 5th Ordinations

Recap of June 5th Ordinations

On the warm 5th of June, 2016, the almost completed Reception Hall at Abhayagiri Monastery was filled with the monastic community, lay supporters, friends and family members participating in and supporting the two ordination ceremonies. Anagārika Armand was ordained as Samanera Suddhiko and Samanera Kondañño and Samanera Jāgaro were both ordained as Bhikkhus by preceptor Ajahn Pasanno. Throughout…

2016 Abhayagiri Thanksgiving Retreat Registration

2016 Abhayagiri Thanksgiving Retreat Registration

2016 MONASTIC THANKSGIVING RETREAT ATTENTION: Registration for the 2016 Thanksgiving Monastic Retreat has closed. Led by Luang Por Pasanno and the Abhayagiri Community November 18-27, 2016 at Angela Center, Santa Rosa, CA Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California and the Sanghapala Foundation invite you to join Luang Por Pasanno and the Abhayagiri Community for a 10-day retreat over the T…

Luang Por Pasanno and Ajahn Jayanto Reflect on Peace and Conflict Resolution

Luang Por Pasanno and Ajahn Jayanto Reflect on Peace and Conflict Resolution

On June 22, 2016, Luang Por Pasanno and Ajahn Jayanto, the abbot of the Temple Forest Monastery in New Hampshire, attended and shared their reflections on Buddhism and its role in peace and conflict resolution. This event was hosted by Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and co-sponsored by the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C. You can read more about…

Luang Por Pasanno at UN Day of Vesak 2016

Luang Por Pasanno at UN Day of Vesak 2016

On May 20, 2016, Luang Por Pasanno gave a talk at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. You can watch the talk here, starting at time 42:50: You can also watch the same talk recorded by an audience member posted on Youtube here: