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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

On Sunday,
December 6, 2015,
there is NO
Festival Ceremony or Dharma Talk.

The Monastery is closed
from December 1 to December 10
as we sit in meditation
in remembrance of the Buddha's Enlightenment.

Transfer of Merit Ceremony
December 13, 2015
10:30 am

Lay Donors'
Offering Ceremony
December 20, 2015
10:30 am

Eve of Enlightenment Ceremony
December 24, 2015
7:00 pm

Festival of the Buddha's Enlightenment
December 25, 2015
10:30 am

Earnest Training
Rev. Master Meian
November 22, 2015

Rev. Amanda Robertson
November 22, 2015

Finding Faith In Ourselves To Change Spiritually
Rev. Master Astor Douglas
November 15, 2015

Memories and Teachings of
Reverend Master

Rev. Master Daishin Yalon
November 8, 2015

Winter Monastic
December 1 - 10, 2015
The Monastery is closed
as we sit in meditation
in remembrance of the Buddha's Enlightenment.

New Year
Celebratory Retrea
December 28, 2015
- January 1, 2016

February 12 - 14, 2016

Great Renewal of Vows
February 17 - 18, 2016

Continuing Practice
February 26 - 28, 2016

Silent Meditation
March 9 - 11, 2016

Jukai: Taking of
The Ten Precepts Retreat
March 20 - 27, 2016

(More on Coming Events)

(More Recent Talks)

(More Information on Retreats)

Dharma Chakra News and Announcements

From December 1 - 10, 2015, the Monastery is closed
as we sit in meditation during our Winter Monastic Retreat - Rohatsu -
in remembrance of the Buddha's Enlightenment.

(More News)