Sravasti Abbey

A Buddhist monastery for people from all walks of life to learn practical ways of living in loving kindness, compassion, and wisdom, creating peace in a chaotic world.
A Buddhist monastery for people from all walks of life to learn practical ways of living in loving kindness, compassion, and wisdom, creating peace in a chaotic world.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
“I am heartened to learn of the establishment of Sravasti Abbey in the USA.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
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Together we’ll build the Buddha Hall

$500,000 Ground Breaking Challenge >

151320
raised of
500000
as of September 24, 2022

What’s Exciting About Concrete?

The first concrete pour to lay the Buddha Hall foundation brings Ven. Samten to tears. But what’s so special about concrete?

By the People for the People

“The Buddha Hall will be built by the people, for the people,” says Abbess Venerable Thubten Chodron. Sravasti Abbey friends, teachers, and residents share why it’s essential to build Sravasti Abbey’s new Buddha Hall, a temple of learning to spread love, compassion, and wisdom. They invite you to join in.

Buddha Hall: Now more than ever

Please join me to help Sravasti Abbey build the new Buddha Hall—a place for all of us.

More Than Digging

In addition to excavating the land for the Buddha Hall, we are looking at carpets, designing the altar, and having many meetings!

$500k Challenge Begins

Ground Breaking Challenge: Three Abbey friends challenge us to match their generous $500k donation by Lama Tsongkhapa Day, December 18.

Bulldozer on dirt

The Buddha Hall Site Takes Shape

In less than a month, the look of the building site has changed completely — from forest to dirt, in preparation for the concrete footings.

Statues Arrive

Statues have arrived for the main altar of the Buddha Hall, traveling all the way from the French studio of Peter and Denise Griffin.

Abbess and nun chant.

Ground Breaking Ceremony

The Ground-breaking Ceremony officially launched the next phase of our project to build the Buddha Hall.

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Compassion Observing Phenomena

Compassion Observing Phenomena

eTeaching from “In Praise of Great Compassion”, vol 5 of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Ven. Thubten Chodron.

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eNews September 2022

eNews September 2022

All the latest Abbey news: Exploring Monastic Life, Buddha Hall updates, Teachings, Monthly Events, SAFE, and more!

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Stuffed animals wish a happy birthday to Abbess.
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Sravasti Abbey

692 Country Lane
Newport WA 99156 USA
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509-447-5549