Thanksgiving Retreat 2023

2023 Thanksgiving Retreat Led by Ajahn Karunadhammo, Ajahn Nyaniko and the Abhayagiri Community November 19-26, 2023 at Applegate Retreat Center, Applegate, CA Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California and the Sanghapala Foundation invite you to join the Abhayagiri Community for an eight day residential retreat over Thanksgiving. Although zoom has been a great support over the time of the…


Conversation with Ajahn Jayasaro on June 13th

At 9am PDT (Pacific Time) on June 13, Ajahn Jayasaro will be doing a virtual question and answer session with the Buddhist Community at Stanford (BCAS). The general public is welcome to view this event. The schedule for the event is : 8:30 - 9:00 AM PDT Group meditation (without Ajahn Jayasaro) 9:00 - 10:00 AM Ajahn Jayasaro Q&A with the Buddhist Commmunity at Stanford For more information, please…


Save the Dates for Annual Retreat

Mark Your Calendar - The Annual Retreat is Scheduled for Dec. 4 - Dec. 13 Abhayagiri’s annual monastic retreat is scheduled for Fri. Dec. 4 – Sun. Dec. 13, 2020 at the Jesuit Retreat Center in Applegate, CA. Registration for this retreat will likely open sometime during the summer, usually in July or August. Due to Covid-19, and the uncertainty about what restrictions, if any, will be in existence…


Transitions at Abhayagiri

In 2018, Ajahn Karuṇadhammo began a two year commitment to be co-abbot with Ajahn Ñāṇiko, to help with the transition period after Luang Por Pasanno stepped back from being the abbot and began a one year sabbatical. Having just finished his two year commitment, Ajahn Karuṇadhammo will be going to the Pacific Hermitage for the vassa and Ajahn Ñāṇiko will be the sole abbot for the foreseeable future…


Precautions Due to COVID-19 - Updated May 3, 2020

Abhayagiri is considering how to continue to support the extended Abhayagiri community amid concerns and regulations regarding COVID-19. Please note that we have put the following precautions in place : The monks are not going on alms rounds. The Saturday night and Lunar Observance Day evening services are no longer available for the general public to participate in person. However, you may still…

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Gentle and Humble

Ajahn Liem

You need to train to bring forth an attitude of gentleness and humbleness. The words “gentle” and “humble” are about our good conduct as Sangha members – something that we need to practise by ourselves and develop in ourselves. With these qualities, the Sangha is well accepted by society. Anyone who behaves gently and humbly will always be well respected, even by the devas. The devas praise gentle and humble demeanour. Whatever it is, our prostrations, or the way we raise our hands to greet, all these expressions of good manners that all of us in our Sangha should practice. This practice and t…

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