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 see this page :
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 at that time, Abhayagiri has not yet made alternative plans about the retreat format if there are still restrictions for gatherings at that time.
If you are interested in attending, please save these dates and keep an eye on Abhayagiri News articles for updated information and the opening of registration. As per usual, Abhayagiri News list subscribers will automatically receive new News articles like this one as they are posted to the website.
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.
With this transition, there has also been a decision to re-arrange the seating in the Dhamma Hall and the Monks Dining Hall, with Luang Por Pasanno, Guiding Elder, and Ajahn Ñāṇiko, Abbot, now both seated in the front and center.
Ajahn Karuṇadhammo plans to return to Abhayagiri after the vassa. However, upon his return he will be entering a period of retreat.
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Ajahn Pasanno will be having a virtual meeting with the Stanford community from 9am to 11am the morning of Saturday, April 25. The schedule for the morning is : 9:00-9:30 Guided meditation 9:30-9:35 Short Break 9:35-10:15 Dhamma Talk 10:15 -11:00 Question & Answer with Stanford community All are welcome to watch this event via the live stream by going to this link : https://youtu.be/m02JGV8_WZg