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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

September 21, 2014
10:30 am

Festival of

September 28, 2014
10:30 am

Festival of Bodhidharma
October 5, 2014
10:30 am

When The Buddha Does All
Rev. Master Meian Elbert
September 14, 2014

Searching For Safety
Rev. Master Serena Seidner
September 7, 2014

Rev. Master Meian Elbert
August 31, 2014

OBC Lay Ministers Retreat
September 17 - 21, 2014

Introductory Retreat
October 3 - 5, 2014

Feeding of the Hungry Ghosts Retreat
October 30 - November 2, 2014

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Dharma Chakra News and Announcements

The Buddhist Supplies Shop will be open September 20 and 21.
We have new premium assortments of Shoyeido incense,
as well as the usual and some new types of Nippon Kodo incense;
The Hidden Lamp book; many new statues of various sizes,
including one large garden Hotei statue;
small gongs from China with their own cushions and strikers;
three sizes of universal prayer flags; and handmade meditation hand pillows.
We continue to gratefully accept dana books for our sale shelves.
Thank you all for your continued generous support.
See you at the shop!

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