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Good Karma – Memorial Day Weekend Retreat

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - May 29 @ 2:00 pm PDT

Memorial Day 3-day Retreat

Good Karma
with Ven. Thubten Chodron

May 26 to May 29th

In person & online

Abbess teaches.

Why do things happen the way they do?
How do we create the causes for a happy life?

Venerable Thubten Chodron continues a series of teachings over Memorial Day weekend based on her book, Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering, a commentary on “The Wheel of Sharp Weapons” by Indian sage Dharmarakshita.

With practical advice and plenty of humor, Venerable Chodron brings this 9th century mind-training text to life. It teaches how to eliminate the causes of anxiety, fear, and depression, and to create the causes of joyful liberation for ourselves and others. Watch previous teachings on this text here.

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.


  Friday, May 26
3:30 – 5 pm Guest Orientation (in person)
5 – 5:45 pm Medicine Meal and clean up
6 – 8 pm Teachings with Ven. Thubten Chodron
  Saturday and Sunday, May 27 – 28
5:30 – 7 am Morning Meditation
9 – 10:30 am Teaching with Ven. Chodron
11 – 11:50 am Guided Meditation
12 – 2 pm Lunch and Clean Up
2 – 2:30 pm Q&A session (in person)
2:30 – 4 pm Discussion Groups (in person and online)
4:30 – 6 pm Teaching with Ven. Chodron
6 – 7 pm Medicine Meal and clean up
7 – 8:15 pm Evening Meditation (in person)
  Monday, May 29
5:30 – 7 am Morning Meditation
9 – 10:30 am Teaching with Ven. Chodron
11 – 11:50 am Guided Meditation
12 – 2 pm Lunch and clean up

More about the teacher

Venerable Thubten Chodron is an author, teacher, and the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, one of the first Tibetan Buddhist training monasteries for Western nuns and monks in the US. She graduated from UCLA, and did graduate work in education at USC. Ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in 1977, she has studied extensively with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsenshab Serkong Rinpoche, and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. She received full ordination as a bhikshuni in 1986.

She has published many books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation, including seven volumes (so far) in The Library of Wisdom and Compassion, co-authored with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with whom she has studied for nearly forty years.

Venerable Chodron teaches worldwide and is known for her warm, practical, and humorous explanations of how to apply Buddhist teachings in daily life. She is also involved in prison outreach and interfaith dialogue. Learn more about her. Find a media library of her teachings and info on her books on her personal website, ThubtenChodron.org.


May 26 @ 3:00 pm PDT
May 29 @ 2:00 pm PDT
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