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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 Avalokiteshwara
August 30, 2015
10:30 am


Festival of
Great Master Dogen
September 6, 2015
10:30 am


Meditation Sunday
September 13, 2015
10:30 am


Meditation Sunday
September 20, 2015
10:30 am


Festival of
Bhaisajya-guru
September 27, 2015
10:30 am


Festival of
Bodhidharma
October 4, 2015
10:30 am

The Sunday Dharma Talks for August 30 and September 6
will be posted
on September 12.



The Denkoroku Retreat
Rev. Master Meian Elbert
August 16 - 23, 2015
Link to List of Talks


Ceaseless Practice
Rev. Master Daishin Yalon
August 16, 2015
Listen/Download



The King of Vows
Rev. Margaret Clyde
August 9, 2015
Listen/Download




Introductory
Retrea
t
September 4 - 6, 2015



Continuing Practice
Retreat
September 25 - 27, 2015


Silent Meditation
Retrea
t
October 13 - 15, 2015


Introductory
Retrea
t
October 23 - 25, 2015


Feeding of the Hungry Ghosts
Retreat
October 29 - November 1, 2015


Silent Meditation
Retrea
t
November 10 - 12, 2015


Introductory
Retrea
t
November 20 - 22, 2015

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(More Information on Retreats)

Dharma Chakra News and Announcements

Rev. Master Kodo Kay's Dharma Talks
given during The Offering of Lay Training Retreat - July 16 through July 19, 2015 -
are now available by clicking here.


The Buddhist Supplies Shop will be open September 6th, 20th and 27th.
In October it will be open on October 4th, 18th, and 25th.
In November it will be open on November 1st, 8th, and 22nd.

The Shasta Abbey Buddhist Supplies Gift Shop has new Buddhist items for sale, ranging from statues (miniatures, large, and in between), wrist and 108-bead rosaries, altar cloths, incense, and books. We now carry Eido Roshi's book, "Seeds of Virtue, Seeds of Change", which includes an article by our abbess, Rev. Master Meian. In addition to our bountiful supply of cards, we will be getting in more meditation benches (we have put in an order for curved ones as well), meditation mats, and the wonderfully hand painted small Jizo statues. And lastly, the versatile and useful Shasta Abbey Monastery shopping bags will be coming back! As always, the gift shop welcomes your suggestions, and very gratefully appreciates your support for the Abbey.


Donations through AmazonSmile
Foundation
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.

For more details about the AmazonSmile program, click here.
For answers to frequently asked questions about AmazonSmile click here.

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