Tuesday, January 2, 2018 through Thursday, February 1, 2018 Monastery closed.
Friday, February 2, 2018 The monastery re-opens.
Sunday, February 4, 2018 Meditation Sunday
Friday, February 9 – Sunday, February 11, 2018 INTRODUCTORY RETREAT An Introductory Retreat introduces guests new to Shasta Abbey to the Serene Reflection (Soto Zen) practice in a monastic setting. It provides down-to-earth help for taking this practice back into daily life outside the monastery gates. Introductory Retreats offer meditation instruction, periods of seated meditation, Dharma talks and informal discussions about meditation, mindfulness and the basic teachings of Serene Reflection. The retreat concludes with an informal tea for retreat guests, monks and our local congregation.
Sunday, February 11, 2018 10:30am Festival of the Buddha’s Renunciation.
Wednesday, February 14 – Thursday, February, 15, 2018 Great Renewal of Vows
Sunday, February 18, 2018 10:30am Transfer of Merit Ceremony
Tuesday, February 20 – Thursday, February 22, 2018 Silent Meditation Retreat
Sunday, February 25, 2018 10:30am Festival of the Buddha’s Parinirvana
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 10:30am Renewal of Vows
Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4, 2018 Continuing Practice Retreat