Welcome to Shasta Abbey
Shasta Abbey is a Buddhist monastery in the Serene Reflection Meditation (Soto Zen) Tradition. A monastery of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives, it was founded by Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett in 1970 as a training place for Buddhist monks, male and female, and a place of practice for lay people. We offer the Dharma to all who wish to come. Please see our Visiting Section.
The monastery, located near the town of Mount Shasta in northern California, offers retreats, ceremonies, teaching and spiritual counseling, as well as the opportunity to train within a monastic schedule. This website offers Dharma Talks, scriptures and religious writings that you will find in the Teachings Section as well as information on the life of the Four-fold Sangha throughout these pages. Please note you may translate this page into other languages by clicking here. We welcome your interest, comments, and feedback.
Festival of the Buddhist Martyrs
November 23, 2014
November 30, 2014
Festival of Enlightenment Day on December 8
December 8, 2014
December 14, 2014
the Way of Peace
Rev. Master Ando Mueller
November 16, 2014 Listen/Download
To View the Morning Star Rev. Master Koten Benson
November 9, 2014 Listen/Download
Gratitude on Founder's Day Rev. Master Daishin Yalon
November 2, 2014 Listen/Download
November 21 - 23, 2014
Winter Monastic Retreat
December 1 - 10, 2014
The Monastery is closed.
New Year Celebratory Retreat
December 28, 2014 - January 1, 2015
The Buddhist Supplies Shop will be open
SUNDAY, November 23
The 2015 calendars from Amber Lotus have arrived - we carry four types. We'll be getting in a large supply of the popular Amber Lotus cards as well, before Oct. 26th.
Recently a group of Vietnamese nuns visited the Abbey and kindly donated many statues of the the Buddha's head, which we will be selling as dana.
This past week the shop purchased many outstanding items from Shakya Design here in Mt. Shasta: various size gongs with cushions and strikers, a small altar, shadow boxes and night lights of Kanzeon and the Buddha, mala cases, small and large statues, meditation shawls, and other items.
As always, we gratefully accept your offerings of Buddhist books that the shop can then sell as dana. On behalf of Friends of Shasta Abbey, I thank all of you for your continued support of the gift shop. See you there!
With bows on a rainy day, Laurie
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