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Sharing the Dharma Day
August 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm PDT
Sharing the Dharma Day
with the Sravasti Abbey Community
10 am-12:00 pm: Meditation & teaching on YouTube Live
2:00-3:30 pm: Discussion groups in-person only
We had called this “online only” due to the evacuation of the Abbey. However, now that we are returning we will be able to welcome guests in-person.
Note that we are not holding online discussion groups this time.
Driving to the Abbey
To get to the Abbey, use the highways, not the backroads which are closed in some places due to the Oregon Road Fire. Interstate-90 is the main east-west route through Spokane. From Spokane and Sandpoint use US Highway 2. From Coeur d’Alene take Idaho 41.
One Sunday a month, Sravasti Abbey offers Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha’s teachings and share in community fellowship. Our online version includes afternoon discussion groups over Zoom. If you are fully vaccinated and boosted, please join us in person. Your nutritious vegetarian potluck offering is welcomed, and registration is required.
Sharing the Dharma Day topics are drawn from the book, An Open-hearted Life: Transformative Methods for Compassionate Living, by Abbey founder and abbess Ven. Thubten Chodron and Eastern Washington University psychologist Russell Kolts.
People from all faiths and backgrounds can apply the principles explored on Sharing the Dharma Day to enhance their lives.
All Abbey Dharma programs are offered freely, and your offering is welcomed. Make an offering here.
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.
The meditation and teaching will be streamed on YouTube live in the morning, and there will not be online discussion groups.
|9:45 am||Arrive by 9:45 am; Drop off food offering at kitchen|
|12 pm||Vegetarian potluck lunch|
|2 pm||Discussion groups (in-person only)|
More about the teacher
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. She has published many books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and is currently assisting His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the writing and publication of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion, a multi-volume series of teachings on the Buddhist path.