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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 the
Buddha's Renunciation

February 8, 2015
10:30 am

Festival of the
Buddha's Parinirvana

February 15, 2015
10:30 am

Festival of Avalokiteshwara
February 22, 2015
10:30 am

Love The One You're With
Rev. Master Meian Elbert
January 1, 2015

These Thousand Buddhas Stretch Out
Their Hands To Us
Rev. Master Meian Elbert
December 28, 2014

Vows and Resolutions
Rev. Master Scholastica Hicks
December 21, 2014

Introductory Retreat
February 6 - 8, 2015

Continuing Practice Retreat
February 27 -
March 1, 2015

Keeping of the Ten Precepts Retreat
March 22- 29, 2015

Introductory Retreat
April 10 - 12, 2015

(More on Coming Events)

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(More Information on Retreats)

Dharma Chakra News and Announcements

The Buddhist Supplies Shop will be open on Sunday, February 8, 2015.

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