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May 2017

Memorial Day Weekend Retreat

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - May 29 @ 2:00 pm PDT
Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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Venerable Thubten Chodron

Ven. Thubten Chodron continues teaching from the book, How to See Yourself as You Really Are, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and translated by Jeffrey Hopkins.

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June 2017

Portland, OR: Practical Ethics for Our Times

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - June 4 @ 2:00 pm PDT
Maitripa College, 1119 SE Market St.
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Smiling nun with right hand raised to make a point.

If you could talk to the President about how to run this country, what would you say? Maitripa College hosts a talk and workshop on Buddhist advocacy on social policies. drawn from Indian master Nagajuna's "Precious Garland of Advice for a King."

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Offering Service Saturday

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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Young and & older woman trim the grass.

One Saturday per month volunteers come together to offer service to Sravasti Abbey. Service could include garden work, help in the forest, cleaning, or cooking — all skills and all levels of ability are welcomed.

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Sharing the Dharma Day

June 4 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm PDT
Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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Guests greet Ven. Chodron at Sharing the Dharma Day

One Sunday a month, Sravasti Abbey opens our doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore Buddhism. The day includes mediation, a talk, vegetarian potluck, discussion, and fellowship.

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Spokane: Buddhist Meditation at UU

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive
Spokane, WA 99224 United States
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Ven. Jigme and Ven. Samten teaching.

Nuns from Sravasti Abbey offer a weekly meditation and Dharma discussion course drawn from the book, An Open-hearted Life. Drop-ins welcomed.

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Praise of Dependent Arising with Dagri Rinpoche

June 11 @ 3:00 pm - June 19 @ 2:00 pm PDT

"Praise of Dependent Arising" is Lama Tsongkhapa's joyful explanation of emptiness and dependent arising. Beloved teacher Dagri Rinpoche teaches this profound text. He will also give two empowerments (jenangs): 4-Armed Chenrezig and White Tara.

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Spokane: Buddhist Meditation at UU

June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive
Spokane, WA 99224 United States
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Ven. Jigme and Ven. Samten teaching.

Sravasti Abbey nuns return to the Spokane U.U. classes after their winter retreat. Meditation and discussions are drawn from the book, An Open-Hearted Life, that draws from Buddhist ideas and contemporary psychology to cultivate compassion.

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Spokane: Buddhist Meditation at UU

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive
Spokane, WA 99224 United States
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Ven. Jigme and Ven. Samten teaching.

Nuns from Sravasti Abbey offer a weekly meditation and Dharma discussion course drawn from the book, An Open-hearted Life. Drop-ins welcomed.

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Loving Kindness & Compassion in Daily Life with Geshe Chopa Tenzin Lhadron

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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Smiling nun in rose garden

Geshe Chopa Tenzin Lhadron is one of Tibetan Buddhism's 20 recently graduated female geshes (equivalent to a PhD), the first in Tibetan history! Join her for an afternoon Dharma talk to welcome the new geshe to the U.S. and rejoice in her groundbreaking achievement.

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Spokane: Buddhist Meditation at UU

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive
Spokane, WA 99224 United States
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Ven. Jigme and Ven. Samten teaching.

Nuns from Sravasti Abbey offer a weekly meditation and Dharma discussion course drawn from the book, An Open-hearted Life. Drop-ins welcomed.

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White Tara Retreat

June 30 @ 3:00 pm - July 7 @ 2:00 pm PDT
Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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White Tara

Join Sravasti Abbey’s White Tara Retreat. Ven. Thubten Chodron leads us on a week-long vacation with White Tara, Buddha of Long Life and Wisdom.

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July 2017

Sharing the Dharma Day

July 9 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm PDT
Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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Guests greet Ven. Chodron at Sharing the Dharma Day

One Sunday a month, Sravasti Abbey opens our doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha's teachings and share in community fellowship. All are welcome!

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Young Adults Explore Buddhism

July 10 @ 5:00 pm - July 17 @ 2:00 pm PDT
Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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Nuns with smiling young people.

Sravasti Abbey invites young adults aged 18 to 29 to explore Buddha’s teachings in the context of American culture. Meet like-minded friends who want to find purpose and meaning in their lives. No meditation experience necessary; just an open and curious mind/heart.

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Art of Transforming Suffering with Ven. Sangye Khadro

July 21 @ 3:00 pm - July 23 @ 2:00 pm PDT
Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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Problems and difficulties are an inescapable part of life. But they don’t have to get us down. We can transform them into the spiritual path. Join Ven. Sangye Khadro, a Buddhist nun for over 40 years, to learn how.

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Exploring Monastic Life

July 31 @ 5:00 pm - August 17 @ 2:00 pm PDT
Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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Layman and nuns outdoors with prayerful hands.

For men and women considering monastic ordination and nuns and monks ordained 5 years or less. Join Ven. Thubten Chodron and the Abbey's resident monastic community to live in community, hear teachings, and discuss issues pertinent to monastic life.

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August 2017

Sharing the Dharma Day

August 6 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm PDT
Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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Guests greet Ven. Chodron at Sharing the Dharma Day

One Sunday a month, Sravasti Abbey opens our doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha's teachings and share in community fellowship. All are welcome!

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September 2017

Labor Day Weekend Retreat

September 1 @ 4:00 pm - September 4 @ 2:00 pm PDT
Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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Meditating at the Labor Day retreat.

Developing Meditative Concentration Retreat, excellent retreat for beginners and experienced meditators. Join Ven. Thubten Chodron to challenge the hindrances to focus on a visualized image of the Buddha.

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Middle Way Teachings with Geshe Dadul Namgyal

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - September 19 @ 2:00 pm PDT
Geshe Dadul Namgyal

With skill and joyful enthusiasm Geshe Dadul Namgyal returns to help us navigate the philosophical tenet system, deepening our understanding of the profound Middle Way view.

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October 2017

400 Stanzas with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - October 22 @ 2:00 pm PDT
Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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We are overjoyed to welcome eminent Tibetan scholar Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe to continue teaching Aryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way with Joshua Cutler as his interpreter.

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Spokane: Ven. Chodron at UU

October 29 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive
Spokane, WA 99224 United States
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Venerble. Thubten Chodron

Ven. Thubten Chodron is the guest speaker for the UU Sunday service. Services are 9:15 & 11:00. Come both! Ven. Chodron never gives the same talk twice.

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