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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
Avatamsaka Scripture

December 21, 2014
10:30 am

Eve of Enlightenment Ceremony
followed by Tea

December 24, 2014
7:00 pm

Festival of the
Buddha's Enlightenment

December 25, 2014
10:30 am

Meditation Sunday
December 28, 2014
10:30 am

Some Reflections
on Gratitude
Rev. Master Meian Elbert
December 14, 2014

The Whole Enchilada
Rev. Vivian Gruenenfelder
November 30, 2014

Buddhist Martyrs,
Stillness Within Difficulties

Rev. Master Shiko Rom
November 23, 2014

New Year Celebratory Retreat
December 28, 2014 - January 1, 2015

Introductory Retreat
February 6 - 8, 2015

Continuing Practice Retreat
February 27 - March 1, 2015

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Dharma Chakra News and Announcements

The Buddhist Supply Shop will be open on December 21 and 28.

Please come see our new inventory, including 2015 calendars!

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