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 – the Buddha’s Teaching – to all who wish to come. Please see our Visiting page.
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. We welcome your interest, comments, and feedback.
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
We are delighted to welcome you to our new “responsive design” website. Many thanks to Pam Johnson, Mary Helen Fein and Rev. Leon Kackman who worked so very hard to make this possible. We are working out the inevitable bugs, so please let us know when and where you encounter them. Please contact the Webmaster.
The Buddhist Supply Shop will be open on Sunday, October 30. Please stop by and see the new items available.
Our 2017 Calendar of retreats, festivals and events planned for the coming year is now available