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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

Festival of Kshtigarbha
July 31, 2016
10:30am


Reverend Master Jiyu
Stupa Ceremony

August 7, 2016
10:30am


Meditation Sunday
August 14, 2016
10:30am


There will be NO festival ceremony of Dharma Talk
on August 21, 2016
as we complete the
Meditation: Our Practice
and History Retreat


Relinquishing Suffering
Rev. Master Meian Elbert
July 24, 2016
Listen/Download



Before and After

Rev. Master Koten Benson
July 17, 2016
Listen/Download




Saving All Beings

Rev. Master Meian Elbert
July 10, 2016
Listen/Download


Working Meditation Retreat
August 4 - 7, 2016


Meditation: Our Practice and History Retreat
Rev. Master
Astor Douglas
August 14 - 21, 2016


Introductory Retreat
September 2 - 4, 2016


Silent Meditation Retreat
September 14 - 16, 2016


Lay Ministers Retreat
September 21 - 25, 2016

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Dharma Chakra News and Announcements

The Buddhist Supplies Shop will be open
August 7, 20, and 21
Please stop by to see our new items and dana offerings.


August 14 – 21, 2016
Meditation: Our Practice and History Retreat

Please click here for the Retreat poster.
This retreat, led by Rev. Master Astor Douglas, will offer Teachings
on our meditation practice which we have inherited from great teachers of the past.
The focus of the retreat is to enrich our practice of meditation by learning
about the teachings and examples of some great meditation masters
and then meditating on the teachings as a way to learn
and grow in our own practice of the Dharma.

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