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Exploring Monastic Life

July 22, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - August 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm PDT

Layman and nuns outdoors with prayerful hands.

Exploring Monastic Life

July 22 – August 9

Exploring Monastic Life is a study and community experience

with Ven. Thubten Chodron and the Sravasti Abbey Community

Exploring Monastic Life is for qualified lay people exploring the possibility of ordination, and for monks and nuns that have been ordained for five years or less.

Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron teaches from over 40 years of experience as a monastic. In addition to receiving daily teachings, you will be able to interact with members of Abbey’s resident monastic community.

Applicants must have taken refuge in the Three Jewels at least one year ago and must not be in a long-term relationship. Priority will be given to applicants under 50 years old.

Exploring Monastic Life is offered in-person only.

For people requesting to attend in person:

    • Admission is by application. All applications are reviewed by the abbess.
    • If you are accepted, we encourage participants to generate merit with a dana offering for the program. We recommend at least $450. Your generosity supports the program for fellow participants. You can offer here.
    •  You must also scan and send proof of your full Covid vaccination to the office when you send in the registration form: Abbey Office.

Register here.

All programs are offered freely at the Abbey, and making an offering for the benefit of others generates much merit. Read about our Economy of Generosity.


July 22, 2022 @ 5:00 pm PDT
August 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm PDT
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Sravasti Abbey Event Organizer
(509) 447 5549
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Sravasti Abbey
692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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