The monastery is a residence for Buddhist monks and those who wish to train as Buddhist monks. It also functions as a spiritual sanctuary for interested friends who may visit for varying periods of time. Ajahn Vīradhammo is the resident senior monk at Tisarana.
Abhayagiri's Firefighter Stories: From Ajahn Jotipalo: About the "Loop Trail" I asked the crew from New Mexico how it was fighting the fire. They had been on the property for about 5 days. They said it was the weirdest thing, like the monastery refused to burn. They said one evening (probably the day Timothy Luke was forced to leave Mt T... (click here to read the full update)