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Good Grief with Ven. Sangye Khadro

October 6 @ 3:30 pm - October 8 @ 2:30 pm PDT

Good Grief
with Ven. Sangye Khadro

Friday October 6 – Sunday October 8

In person and online

Loss—of a loved one, a pet, a job, a home, a skill or ability, and so on—usually gives rise to the painful experience of grief, which can last for years or decades.

The Buddha was well aware of grief. He mentioned it in his teaching on the Four Truths of Noble Ones, the first of which is the truth of duhkha/unsatisfactoriness: “Birth is suffering; ageing is suffering; sickness is suffering; death is suffering, sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering … ”

But he didn’t leave it at that. The Buddha went on to explain the causes of these painful experiences, the possibility of becoming free from them, and how to do that.

Grief is painful, and it needs to be acknowledged and healed, not suppressed. But grief also offers an opportunity for spiritual growth and transformation.

Join Venerable Sangye Khadro to explore Buddhist teachings that help us understand the underlying causes of grief and identify some of the practices that enable us to begin this work of learning from and transforming it.

All Abbey Dharma programs are offered freely, and your offering is welcomed. Make an offering here.

Registration information

You must register to visit.

Now that Covid cases are down, we’ve changed our policy:

  • If you have respiratory symptoms, please postpone your visit. Symptoms are listed here.
  • If you’ve been exposed to someone who has Covid, please postpone your visit.
  • If you start having respiratory systems while you’re here we’ll do a rapid test to make sure you don’t have Covid.


Plan to arrive before 3pm on Friday. The retreat will end after lunch on Sunday.

Please check back for further information.

More about the teacher

California-born, Ven. Sangye Khadro ordained as a Buddhist nun at Kopan Monastery in Nepal  in 1974, and took the full (bhikshuni) ordination in 1988. She has studied Buddhism with many great masters including  Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, and Khensur Jampa Tegchok. She  began teaching in 1979 and was a resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore for 11 years. In addition to Awakening the Kind Heart, she is the author several books, including How to Meditate, now in its 17th printing.


October 6 @ 3:30 pm PDT
October 8 @ 2:30 pm PDT
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