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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 Bodhidharma
October 5, 2014
10:30 am

Transfer of Merit Ceremony
October 12, 2014
10:30 am

Meditation Sunday
October 19, 2014
10:30 am

Transfer of Merit Ceremony
October 26, 2014
10:30 am

The True Medicine
Rev. Master Meian Elbert
September 28, 2014

Fire! Fire!
Rev. Master Mugo White
September 21, 2014

When The Buddha Does All
Rev. Master Meian Elbert
September 14, 2014

Introductory Retreat
October 3 - 5, 2014

Feeding of the Hungry Ghosts Retreat
Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2014

Introductory Retreat
November 21 -23, 2014

Winter Monastic Retreat
December 1 - 10, 2014
The Monastery is closed.

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Dharma Chakra News and Announcements

The Buddhist Supplies Gift Shop
The Buddhist Supplies Gift Shop will be open this Sunday, October 5after the Dharma Talk.
I have just ordered 2015 wall calendars - they possibly will be in by Sunday;
if not, they will be here soon. Hope to see you there! With bows, Laurie

Donations through AmazonSmile
Amazon has created a foundation to administer donations to designated charitable organizations based on a percentage of your purchases. It is a simple way to support Shasta Abbey every time you shop at Amazon. If you wish to designate Shasta Abbey as the charity, a percentage of all further purchases you make will automatically go to the monastery. Please click here to designate Shasta Abbey as your program recipient.

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