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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 Ceremony
August 2, 2015
10:30 am

Festival of Kshtigarbha
August 9, 2015
10:30 am

Meditation Sunday
August 16, 2015
10:30 am

On Sunday, August 23, there is NO Festival Ceremony or Dharma Talk as we conclude the Denkoroku Retreat.

Festival of Avalokiteshwara
August 30, 2015
10:30 am

Rev. Master Meian Elbert
July 26, 2015

Thanks to Achalanatha

Rev. Master Kodo KAy
July 19 , 2015

Zen and the Emotions

Rev. Vivian Gruenenfelder
July 12, 2015

July 31 - August 2, 2015

The Denkoroku
given by
Rev. Master Meian Elbert
August 16 - 23, 2015

September 4 - 6, 2015

Continuing Practice
September 25 - 27, 2015

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(More Information on Retreats)

Dharma Chakra News and Announcements

The Buddhist Supplies Shop will be open on the following Sundays in August after the

Dharma Talk: August 2, August 16, and August 23

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