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Young Adults Explore Buddhism

June 9 @ 3:00 pm - June 15 @ 9:00 am PDT

Young adults work in forest.

Connection. Conversation. Collaboration.

Young Adults Explore Buddhism
with Ven. Thubten Chodron

for adults aged 18-29

June 9-15

Let’s explore what makes life meaningful.

Abbess teaches.

No meditation experience is necessary; just an open and curious mind/heart.

Course includes:

  • Daily teachings and Dharma discussions with Ven. Thubten Chodron
  • Daily meditaitons
  • Discussions and service work alongside resident monks and nuns
  • Outdoor work in the Abbey’s forest and gardens

Recommended reading: Open Heart, Clear Mind by Ven. Thubten Chodron, a complete description of the Buddhist world view.

A PDF of the program flier is available here.

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

Registration information

You must register to visit. Once you arrival date is approved, you should:

  1. Take a Covid rapid test 3 days before your confirmed arrival date and send a photo of the negative result to the Care Team.
  2. Test again on the morning of your arrival date and send a photo of the negative result to the Care Team.
  3. If you have been exposed to Covid or have symptoms of any illness, please delay your visit.


Arrive by 3 pm June 9. Depart morning June 15.

Check back for detailed retreat schedule.

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.


June 9 @ 3:00 pm PDT
June 15 @ 9:00 am PDT
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Newport, WA 99156 United States
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