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 monastery will be closed from December 1 through December 10 as we hold our Winter Monastic Retreat – the Rohatsu Retreat – in preparation for the celebration of the Buddha’s Enlightenment. Early morning meditation and Full Morning Service are open to our local lay friends.
The Buddhist Supply Shop will be open Sunday, December 18 and Sunday, December 31.
Our 2017 Calendar of retreats, festivals and events planned for the coming year is now available