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
February 8, 2015
Festival of the
February 15, 2015
Festival of Avalokiteshwara
February 22, 2015
Love The One You're With Rev. Master Meian Elbert
January 1, 2015
These Thousand Buddhas Stretch Out
Their Hands To Us Rev. Master Meian Elbert
December 28, 2014 Listen/Download
Vows and Resolutions Rev. Master Scholastica Hicks
December 21, 2014 Listen/Download
January 2 -
February 1, 2015
The Monastery is closed as we take this time of renewal.
February 6 - 8, 2015
Continuing Practice Retreat
February 27 -
March 1, 2015
The Buddhist Supplies Shop will be open on Sunday, February 8, 2015.
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