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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

Transfer of Merit Ceremony
August 28, 2016

Transfer of Merit Ceremony
September 4, 2016

Festival for Great Master Dogen
September 11, 2016

Festival for Bhaisajya-guru
September 18, 2016

Festival for Avalokiteshwara
September 25, 2016

Meditation: Our Practice and History Retreat
Rev. Master
Astor Douglas
August 14 - 21, 2016
Link to List of
Retreat Talks

Using the Three Pure Precepts to Dissolve the Self

Rev. Master Scholastica Hicks
August 14, 2016

The Joy of Gaining Nothing

Rev. Master Meian Elbert
August 7, 2016

Introductory Retreat
September 2 - 4, 2016

Memorial for
Jim Wilmerding

September 10, 2016

Silent Meditation Retreat
September 14 - 16, 2016

Lay Ministers Retreat
21-25, 2016

(More on Coming Events)

(More Recent Talks)

(More Information on Retreats)

Dharma Chakra News and Announcements

The Buddhist Supplies Shop will be open
September 4, 24, and 25.
Please stop by to see our new items and dana offerings.

On September 10, 2016, at 10:30am we will hold a Memorial for Jim Wilmerding.
Jim was a longtime friend of Shasta Abbey.

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