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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 Ceremony
October 11, 2015
10:30 am

Meditation Sunday
October 18, 2015
10:30 am

Transfer of Merit
October 25, 2015
10:30 am

Feeding of the Hungry Ghosts Ceremony
October 31, 2015
10:30 am

Festival of the Founder
November 1, 2015
10:30 am

Home Is Where The Heart Is
Rev. Vivian Gruenenfedler
October 4, 2015

Letting Go
of Our Comfort Zones
Rev. Master
Scholastica Hicks
September 27, 2015

Equanimity At The Equinox

Rev. Master Ando Mueller
September 20, 2015

Silent Meditation
October 13 - 15, 2015

October 23 - 25, 2015

Feeding of the Hungry Ghosts
October 29 - November 1, 2015

Silent Meditation
November 10 - 12, 2015

November 20 - 22, 2015

(More on Coming Events)

(More Recent Talks)

(More Information on Retreats)

Dharma Chakra News and Announcements

Rev. Master Kodo Kay's Dharma Talks
given during The Offering of Lay Training Retreat - July 16 through July 19, 2015 -
are now available by clicking here.

The Buddhist Supplies Shop will be open October 4th, 18th, and 25th.
In November it will be open on November 1st, 8th, and 22nd.

The Shasta Abbey Buddhist Supplies Gift Shop has new Buddhist items for sale, ranging from statues (miniatures, large, and in between), wrist and 108-bead rosaries, altar cloths, incense, and books. We now carry Eido Roshi's book, "Seeds of Virtue, Seeds of Change", which includes an article by our abbess, Rev. Master Meian. In addition to our bountiful supply of cards, we will be getting in more meditation benches (we have put in an order for curved ones as well), meditation mats, and the wonderfully hand painted small Jizo statues. And lastly, the versatile and useful Shasta Abbey Monastery shopping bags will be coming back! As always, the gift shop welcomes your suggestions, and very gratefully appreciates your support for the Abbey.

Donations through AmazonSmile
Amazon has created a foundation to administer donations to designated charitable organizations based on a percentage of your purchases.
It is a simple way to support Shasta Abbey every time you shop at Amazon. If you wish to designate Shasta Abbey as the charity, a percentage of all further purchases you make will automatically go to the monastery. Please click here to designate Shasta Abbey as your program recipient.

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