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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.

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Festival of Nagyaarajuna
July 27, 2014
10:30 am

Reverend Master Jiyu
Stupa Ceremony

August 3, 2014
10:30 am

Festival of Kshtigarbha
August 10, 2014
10:30 am

Meditation Sunday
August 17, 2014
10:30 am

Transfer of Merit
August 24, 2014
10:30 am

Meditation Sunday
August 31, 2014
10:30 am

Rev. Master Meian Elbert
July 20, 2014

Changing Perceptions
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
July 13, 2014

Not Knowing
Rev. Master Meian Elbert
July 6, 2014

Introductory Retreat
August 1 - 3, 2014

Exploring Monastic Life Retreat
August 19 - 24, 2014

Silent Meditation Retreat
September 9 - 11, 2014

OBC Lay Ministers Retreat
September 17 - 21, 2014

Introductory Retreat
October 3 - 5, 2014

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