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 the name of her Teacher, the Venerable Keido Chisan Koho, 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
The Buddhist Supply Shop will be open
June 24, June 25,
July 16, July 23, and July 30.
Friday, July 14 – Monday, August 14, 2017
Summer Intensive Program
Join our community of 25 male and female monks this summer
in a four-week intensive training period. Summer intensives
begin with a three-day introductory retreat, then phase into daily meditation
and ceremonies, twice weekly Dharma talks and focused Dharma discussions.
In addition trainees participate daily in temple working meditation in such ways as
cutting and stacking wood, preparing food, gardening, and temple maintenance.
As well as the usual daily activities, trainees have the opportunity to meet regularly
with a senior monk to reflect on their experience and
ask questions about their meditation and training.
There is no set fee to attend this session.
Anyone wishing to attend an earlier Summer Intensive this year
may apply to attend this program beginning June 2nd.
Please fill out a retreat application if you are interested in attending a summer intensive.