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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

Reverend Master Jiyu Memorial with
Stupa Ceremony

May 8, 2016
10:30 am

Vigil for Wesak
May 14, 2016
3:00 pm

Ceremony for
the Eve of Wesak

May 14, 2016
7:00 pm

Festival of Wesak
May 15, 2016
10:30 am



Great Master Keizan's Temper
Rev. Master Meian Elbert
April 17, 2016


Letting the Self Dissolve
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
April 10, 2016


Rev. Master Meian Elbert
April 3, 2016

Celebratory Retreat
May 13 - 15, 2016

May 27 - 29, 2016

Stillness, the Koan and Great Compassion Retreat

Rev. Master Zensho Roberson
June 12 – 19, 2016

(More on Coming Events)

(More Recent Talks)

(More Information on Retreats)

Dharma Chakra News and Announcements

The Sunday Dharma Talks on May 1 and May 8 will be posted on Friday, May 13.

The Buddhist Supply Shop will be open on

May 14, May 15, and May 29

Friends of Shasta Abbey will hold a Work Day
on Saturday, May 7, from 9:3-am until after lunch,
to decorate and prepare the Temple for our Wesak festivities.
Please come for all or part of that time.

(More News)