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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

Festival of Avalokiteshwara
June 5, 2016
10:30am

Meditation Sunday
June 12, 2016
10:30am

There is NO Dharma Talk or Festival Ceremony
on Sunday, June 19
as we conclude the
Stillness, the Koan
and Great Compassion Retreat.


Transfer of Merit Ceremony
June 26, 2016
10:30am

Meditation Sunday
July 3, 2016
10:30am

Ceremony of
the Fourth of July

July 4, 2016
10:30am

Gratitude, Courage
and Humility

Rev. Lambert Tuffrey
May 29, 2016
Listen/Download


What To Do?
Rev. Margaret Clyde
May 22, 2016
Listen/Download


A Pilgrimage to the Buddhist Holy Sites in Northern India
Rev. Master Daishin Yalon
May 15, 2016
Listen/Download

Stillness, the Koan and Great Compassion Retreat
Rev. Master Zensho Roberson
June 12 – 19, 2016




Serene Reflection Meditation Retreat
July 7 - 10, 2016




Introductory Retreat
July 22 - 24, 2016

(More on Coming Events)

(More Recent Talks)

(More Information on Retreats)

Dharma Chakra News and Announcements

The Buddhist Supplies Shop will be open
June 5, 18, and 19,
July 10, 17, and 24,
August 7, 20, and 21
Please stop by to see our new items and dana offerings.


Rev. Master Zensho Roberson
will be offering a week long retreat
Stillness, the Koan and Great Compassion Retreat from June 12 – 19, 2016.
For more information, please click here.

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