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
Friend’s of Shasta Abbey Quarterly Report – August, 2017
The board of the Friends of Shasta Abbey gathered for our quarterly meeting
on Sunday, August 6. A theme for the meeting was that wonderful teaching,
“no effort is wasted.” Even small acts of kindness and generosity are important.
The running of the gift shop is an example. Read more here.
The Buddhist Supply Shop will be open
August 26 and August 27
September 3 and September 10, 2017.
August 20 – 27, 2017
TEACHINGS OF OUR TRADITION RETREAT
This retreat, which will be led by several different senior monks of our Order of Buddhist Contemplatives,
will look at various facets of the profound Teachings of the Serene Reflection Meditation tradition.
Each monk will bring their unique experience and understanding of the Dharma
and will offer Dharma talks, Dharma discussions, and private spiritual counseling upon request.
This retreat is open to those with some experience of Soto Zen meditation and practice.
“The practice of serene reflection meditation, the keeping of the sixteen Precepts,
the principle that all beings are at heart Buddha, and gratitude”
– the primary teachings and practices of our lineage
as stated in the Bylaws of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives.