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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
March 1, 2015
10:30 am

Festival of
March 8, 2015
10:30 am

Festival of the
Spring Equinox

March 15, 2015
10:30 am

Meditation Sunday
March 22, 2015
10:30 am

Turning The Heart Around
Rev. Master Meian Elbert
February 8, 2015

Reflections on the Scripture of
The Buddha's Last Teachings

Rev. Master Jisho Perry
February 15, 2015

What is Renunciation?
Rev. Master Meian Elbert
February 8, 2015

Continuing Practice Retreat
February 27 -
March 1, 2015

Keeping of the Ten Precepts Retreat
March 22- 29, 2015

Introductory Retreat
April 10 - 12, 2015

The monastery is closed as we celebrate our Spring Monastic Retreat.
April 22 - 30, 2015

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Dharma Chakra News and Announcements

The Buddhist Supplies Shop will be open Sunday, March 8 and Saturday, March 28. Please visit the shop after the dharma talks and before going to tea, and I look forward to seeing you all there! With bows and gratitude for your support, Laurie Ottens

To read the February 8th Quarterly Report from Friends of Shasta Abbey, please click here                               

To read our 2014 Year End Letter and to review our 2014 Year End Financial Statement, please click below
pdf2014 Year End Letter

pdf2014 Year End Financial Statement
If you would like a more detailed financial statement please contact the bursars at bursar@shastaabbey.org

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