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Winter Retreat: 1-Month Vajrasattva Retreat

December 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - January 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am PST

The annual  Winter Retreat offers a beautiful opportunity to deepen Dharma practice. This winter’s retreat will focus on the purification practice of Vajrasattva.

Vajrasattva’s purification practice is a powerful way to release mistakes of the past and step forward into the future with a good motivation and clear mind.

While the one-month retreat is not long enough to complete the Vajrasattva ngondro (preliminary practice), it gives a valuable retreat experience and a chance to go deeply into purification practice.

The retreat schedule includes 5 meditation sessions daily, as well as weekly teachings with Ven. Thubten Chodron. You will practice with the nuns and monk of the Abbey community. The retreat is held in silence.

For the one-month retreat, arrive by 4 pm on December 27 and depart any time after 7:00 a.m. on January 24.

A three month option, focusing on the ngondro practice of 111,111 recitations of the 1000-syllable mantra, is also offered, December 27-March 25.

More detailed Winter Retreat information is on our Winter Retreat page. Guidelines for how prepare for the retreat will be posted as they are developed. In the meantime, learn more about the Vajrasattva practice from extensive teachings on ThubtenChodron.org.

If you’ve been meditating for a while, have a steady practice, have studied the lam rim (gradual path) teachingsand want go deeper, consider the Winter Retreat. Admission is by application. Use the long application to apply.

See the Winter Retreat page for detailed info.

Read reflections and see photos from the 2018 Amitabha Winter Retreat.


December 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
January 24 @ 8:00 am
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Sravasti Abbey


Sravasti Abbey
692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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