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
Friday, December 29, 2017 – Monday, January 1, 2018 New Year Celebratory Retreat
Year-end is traditionally a time for both reflection and celebration.
This 3-day retreat offers opportunities to do this together as members of the Buddha’s family.
Dharma talks explore ways to deepen our resolve and our practice in the coming year.
Meditation, ceremonies, and celebration offer opportunities to bid farewell to the old and welcome the new.
On New Year’s Eve we hold a Vigil for Maitreya, as well as the midnight New Year’s Ceremony,
followed by ringing in the New Year with the great bell.
Because of the Vigil for Maitreya and our New Years’ Eve on Sunday, December 31, 2017
we will not have the usual Sunday ceremony or Dharma Talk that morning.
The 2018 Shasta Abbey Calendar is now available.