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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…

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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…

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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…

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Refraining Is a Kind of Creativity

Ajahn Jayasaro

‘Not-doing’ or refraining, is a kind of creativity. This morning I was speaking to a group of art students. I mentioned to them how much I admire Chinese brush paintings. In these works of art only a very small portion of the canvas is painted on; the effect and the power of the picture is conveyed by the relationship between the painted form or the painted area, and that which is not painted. In fact the large blank area of the white canvas is what gives the black brush strokes their power and beauty. So if you were to say to a Chinese landscape painter, ‘what a waste of good paper, there’s a…

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