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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

Spring Monastic Retreat April 22 - 30, 2014
The monastery is closed
as we hold our
Spring Monastic Retreat.

Memorial for Reverend Master Jiyu-Kennett
May 4, 2014
10:30 am

Meditation Sunday
May 11, 2014
10:30 am

Ceremony of the
Eve of Wesak

May 17, 2014
7:00 pm

May 18, 2014
10:30 am

Nemesis Dragon

Rev. Master Jisho Perry
April 20, 2014
Listen Download

The Buddha's Birth:
A Legend?
Rev. Master Oswin Hollenbeck
April 13, 2014

Manjusri and the Beast
Rev. Master Meian Elbert
April 6, 2014

Continuing Practice Retreat
May 23 - 25, 2014

Introductory Retreat
June 6 - 8, 2014

Awakening the Heart of the Bodhisattva Retreat
Led by
Rev. Master Ando Mueller
June 22 - 29, 2014

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Dharma Chakra News and Announcements

Spring Monastic Retreat April 22 - 30, 2014
The monastery is closed during this time as we hold our Spring Monastic Retreat.

The Shobogenzo
is now available for Kindle and other eReaders.
Please access the appropriate link below:
MOBI: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9928845/Shobogenzo.mobi
ePub: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9928845/Shobogenzo.epub

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