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Labor Day Weekend Retreat: Perfection of Generosity

September 2, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - September 5, 2022 @ 12:00 pm PDT

Abbess teaches Buddhism.

The Six Perfections: Generosity
a 3-day retreat with Ven. Thubten Chodron

Friday September 2 – Monday September 5

In person and online

Abbess teaches.

Ven. Chodron continues teaching from Nagarjuna’s commentary on the six perfections, using Nagarjuna on the Six Perfections from “Exegesis on the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra”, translated from the Chinese canon by Bhikshu Dharmamitra.

She continues to unpack the beautiful stories about the perfection of generosity that she began last year. Watch those teachings here.

The six perfections—also translated as the six far-reaching practices or the six paramitas — describe the methods that bodhisattvas transform their minds into the mind of a buddha, a fully awakened one. These six practices are generosity, ethical conduct, fortitude or patience, joyous effort, concentration, and wisdom.

With decades of experience, Venerable Chodron brings her humor, skill, and practical wisdom to helps us deal with our inner obstacles to developing these bodhisattva trainings.

The retreat includes teachings, meditation, and facilitated discussion.

For more information, write the office or call 509-447-5549

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

Registration information

The Abbey is closed to guests for our winter retreat. Doors reopen on April 4.

We ask that guests be fully vaccinated against Covid, including the bivalent booster. You must register to visit.
You must also take a rapid (at-home) test the day before you arrive and email us your test results.

In-person registration is full


Arrive by 3 pm on Friday, Sept 2. Retreats ends after lunch on Monday, Sept 5.

All times are Pacific Time

(live & online)
4:00 In person- arrive by 4 pm
6:00 First teaching with Ven. Thubten Chodron – Vimeo Livestream
Saturday  & Sunday
(live & online)
5:30-7:00 am – Live
6:00-7:00 – Zoom
Meditation practice
9:00-10:30 am Teachings with Ven. Thubten Chodron – Vimeo Livestream
11:00-11:50 am Meditation – Live & on Zoom for online attendees
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00-3:30 pm Discussion Groups – Live & on Zoom
4:00-5:30 pm Teachings with Ven. Thubten Chodron- Vimeo Livestream
7:00 pm Guided meditation – In person only
(live & online)
5:30-7:00 am – Live
6:00-7:00 – Zoom
 Meditation practice
9:00-10:30 am Teachings with Ven. Thubten Chodron – Vimeo Livestream
11:00-11:50 am Meditation- Live only
(Refuge for pre-registrants)
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch, clean up & depart

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.


September 2, 2022 @ 4:00 pm PDT
September 5, 2022 @ 12:00 pm PDT
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