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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 Remembrance
on Memorial Day

May 29, 2016

Festival of Avalokiteshwara
June 5, 2016


Meditation Sunday
June 12, 2016

There is NO Dharma Talk or Festival Ceremony
on Sunday, June 12, 2016
as we conclude the
Stillness, the Koan
and Great Compassion Retreat.

What To Do?
Rev. Margaret Clyde
May 22, 2016


A Pilgrimage to the Buddhist Holy Sites in Northern India
Rev. Master Daishin Yalon
May 15, 2016

Drop By Drop

Rev. Master Serena Seidener
May 8, 2016

Introductory Retreat
May 27 - 29, 2016

Stillness, the Koan, and Great Compassion Retreat

Rev. Master Zensho Roberson
June 12 – 19, 2016

Serene Reflection Meditation Retreat
July 7 - 10, 2016

Introductory Retreat
July 22 - 24, 2016

(More on Coming Events)

(More Recent Talks)

(More Information on Retreats)

Dharma Chakra News and Announcements

The Buddhist Supply Shop will be open on May 29

Rev. Master Zensho Roberson will be offering a week long retreat
Stillness, the Koan and Great Compassion Retreat from June 12 – 19, 2016.
For more information, please click here.

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