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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.
Dharma Chakra Coming Events

Dharma Chakra Recent Talks

Dharma Chakra Coming Retreats

Meditation Sunday
November 29, 2015
10:30 am

On Sunday,
December 6, 2015,
there is NO
Festival Ceremony or Dharma Talk.

The Monastery is closed
from December 1 to December 10
as we sit in meditation
in remembrance of the Buddha's Enlightenment.

Transfer of Merit Ceremony
December 13, 2015
10:30 am

Lay Donors'
Offering Ceremony
December 20, 2015
10:30 am

Rev. Amanda Robertson
November 22, 2015

Finding Faith In Ourselves To Change Spiritually
Rev. Master Astor Douglas
November 15, 2015

Memories and Teachings of
Reverend Master

Rev. Master Daishin Yalon
Novermber 8, 2015

Winter Monastic
December 1 - 10, 2015
The Monastery is closed
as we sit in meditation
in remembrance of the Buddha's Enlightenment.

New Year
Celebratory Retrea
December 28, 2015
- January 1, 2016

February 12 - 14, 2016

(More on Coming Events)

(More Recent Talks)

(More Information on Retreats)

Dharma Chakra News and Announcements

As we turn towards Thanksgiving and colder weather,
I would like to thank you all for your continued support
of the Abbey by shopping at Shasta Abbey Buddhist Supplies during this past year; we are all truly blessed to be traveling this path, monk and lay together.
May you all be well, happy, and peaceful.
With many bows of gratitude,
Laurie Ottens, shop manager

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