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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

Meditation Sunday
August 31, 2014
10:30 am

Transfer of Merit
September 7, 2014
10:30 am

Festival of
Great Master Dogen

September 14, 2014
10:30 am

Festival of

September 21, 2014
10:30 am

Festival of

September 28, 2014
10:30 am

Training In Faith
Rev. Master Meian Elbert
August 3, 2014

Just Sitting With
What Is Truly There
Rev. Master Daishin Yalon
July 27, 2014

Rev. Master Meian Elbert
July 20, 2014

Silent Meditation Retreat September 9 - 11, 2014

OBC Lay Ministers Retreat
September 17 - 21, 2014

Introductory Retreat
October 3 - 5, 2014

Silent Meditation Retreat October 14 - 16, 2014

Feeding of the Hungry Ghosts Retreat
October 30 - November 2, 2014

Silent Meditation Retreat November 11 - 13, 2014

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Dharma Chakra News and Announcements

The Dharma Talks for August 10, 17, 24 and 31
will be available after August 31.

News from the Friends of Shasta Abbey
The board convened on August 2 for our quarterly meeting
on a rather warm day at the Abbey.
Mostly due to Laurie’s wonderful work supplying the gift shop with new items,
the Treasurer reported an increase in revenue.
Laurie thanked everyone who has helped to make the shop work so well.
We are all grateful to the Sangha for your continued support.
The board is taking on several new projects:
filling in asmall stagnant pond on the Abbey grounds,
adding and improving some recycling containers to help monks do
the enormous amount of sorting and recycling that they do regularly,
and organizing a work day.
We also unanimously agreed to contribute some portion of the firewood
that is needed next year,
since it is so labor intensive for the monks to cut down and haul all of it.
And we are exploring the possibility of a quilt raffle to raise funds for projects in the future.
The next FOSA sponsored workday will be October 11
from 9:30 until after lunch. Please join us!
In gratitude,
Carol, President of FOS

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