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.
November 1, 2014
Festival of the Founder
November 2, 2014
Festival Memorial for Rev. Master Jiyu Kennett
November 9, 2014
Remembrance Day Ceremony
November 16, 2014
Patience and Faith Rev. Master Meian Elbert
October 26, 2014 Listen/Download
Giving Oneself to the Present Moment and Doing What Needs to be Done Rev. Master Astor Douglas
October 19, 2014
The Buddhist Supplies Shop will be open
SUNDAY, November 9
SUNDAY, November 23
The 2015 calendars from Amber Lotus have arrived - we carry four types. We'll be getting in a large supply of the popular Amber Lotus cards as well, before Oct. 26th.
Recently a group of Vietnamese nuns visited the Abbey and kindly donated many statues of the the Buddha's head, which we will be selling as dana.
This past week the shop purchased many outstanding items from Shakya Design here in Mt. Shasta: various size gongs with cushions and strikers, a small altar, shadow boxes and night lights of Kanzeon and the Buddha, mala cases, small and large statues, meditation shawls, and other items.
As always, we gratefully accept your offerings of Buddhist books that the shop can then sell as dana. On behalf of Friends of Shasta Abbey, I thank all of you for your continued support of the gift shop. See you there!
With bows on a rainy day, Laurie
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