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 February 26,
and March 5, 12, and 25.
On five Sundays, beginning February 12 through March 12 at about 1pm we will be offering
informal classes with discussions on the Buddhist Precepts
intended for anyone interested in finding out more about them,
especially for those who might be exploring taking the Precepts formally for the first time
at Jukai (March 19 – 26, 2017) or at another time in the future.
Rev. Master Meian will offer a Dharma Discussion for our lay congregation
on Saturday, February 25, at 3:30pm, in the Vimialakirti Hall (Guesthouse).
Dharma Talks for February 12, 19, 26 and March 5
will be posted after March 9.