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
We’re grateful to have had the month of January as a period of retreat and reduced activity, and we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors once again. We invite you to join us this Sunday, February 4, for a Meditation Sunday, with a 40-minute meditation period beginning at 10:30 AM followed by a Dharma talk and social tea. For newcomers to our monastery, please send an email to email@example.com or call the Guest Office at 530.926.4208 to arrange for meditation instruction and a brief tour in advance of your visit.
Shasta Abbey sends out a monthly Constant Contact newsletter
that highlights upcoming retreats, ceremonies and festivals.
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The 2017 Journal Annual of Articles
We are pleased to announce that the 2017 printed Journal Annual of articles is now available. It contains all 29 articles from the digital Journal issues in 2017, covering a wide variety of reflections and teaching on practice written by monks and lay practitioners.
To purchase a copy, please go to http://www.lulu.com/shop
(The first three editions are still available too.)
Thank you for your support.