Abhayagiri Announces Thanksgiving Retreat: Nov. 17-25, 2018

November 17-25, 2018 at Mount Madonna Center in Watsonville, CA (near Santa Cruz)

Registration will be open July 1 – 31, 2018

Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California and the Sanghapala Foundation invite you to join Ajahn Sudanto, Ajahn Karunadhammo, Ajahn Nyaniko, Debbie Stamp and others from the Abhayagiri Community for a 9-day retreat over the Thanksgiving holiday.

We will create a monastery environment during our time together, and we offer you this opportunity to explore the Dhamma in a setting that differs somewhat from a typical meditation retreat. Because of the length of this retreat and the adherence to the Eight Precepts, you must previously have sat at least one five-day meditation retreat.

The registration period for the lay community will be July 1 – 31.  Applicants are selected on a lottery basis, and will be notified of their status by mid-August.

Details and relevant forms will be posted July 1st on the Abhayagiri website.

The retreat itself will be offered solely on dana (freewill donations); there is no set fee.   However, the new location is charging significantly more than the Angela Center did in past years – approximately double the cost.