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.
There is no Ceremony
or Dharma Talk on Sunday, March 29, 2015
as we conclude
the Keeping of the Ten Precepts Retreat
April 5, 2015
Festival of the
April 12, 2015
Gratitude and Karma Rev. Master Scholastica Hicks
March 22, 2015 Listen/Download
Within All Darkness
There Is Light Rev. Master Kodo Kay
March 15, 2015 Listen/Download
The Buddhist Supplies Shop will be open
Saturday, March 28.
To read the February 8th Quarterly Report from Friends of Shasta Abbey, please click here
Journal of the OBC Annual of Articles 2014 is available through lulu.com. This annual publication is a compilation of the articles featured in the digital quarterly Journal of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives in 2014. These articles on practice were written by monks and lay practitioners of Soto Zen Buddhism in our tradition. Lulu.com will send the book directly to you. Buying the Annual from Lulu will provide the OBC Journal close to approx. $4.50 per book to help cover other costs of the Journal, and continue to make the Dharma available to our Sangha. Please click here Journal of the OBC Annual of Articles for further information.
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