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December 2019

New Year’s Vajrasattva Retreat

December 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm PST
Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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The new year brings an opportunity for renewal. Why not spend New Year’s Eve creating virtue with Ven. Thubten Chodron, Ven. Tenzin Tsepal, and the Abbey community? Suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners.

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

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January 2020

Winter Retreat: 1-Month Buddha Meditation and Lamrim Retreat

January 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - January 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am PST
Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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Close up of buddha's face Lhabab duchen

The annual Winter Retreat offers a beautiful opportunity to deepen Dharma practice. This winter we focus on the Shakyamuni Buddha practice with meditations on the gradual path (lam rim). The one-month winter retreat runs January 3-31.

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April 2020

Peaceful Living, Peaceful Dying

April 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - April 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm PDT
Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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Close-up of smiling nun.

A weekend retreat with Ven. Sangye Khadro, offering Buddhist perspectives on dying that help us to live with love, compassion and forgiveness. 

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May 2020

Memorial Day Weekend Retreat

May 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - May 25, 2020 @ 3:00 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 2020

Young Adults Explore Buddhism

June 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - June 19, 2020 @ 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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July 2020

Green Tara Retreat with Ven. Sangye Khadro

July 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - July 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm PDT
Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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Close-up of smiling nun.

Ven. Sangye Khadro leads the Abbey’s annual one-week retreat. Join us for meditation on Green Tara, embodiment of the enlightening influence of all the Buddhas. She will also teach on selected verses from Chapter 9—the wisdom chapter—of Shantideva's Guide to a Bodhisattva's Way of Life. For centuries practitioners have turned to Tara—a feminine embodiment of enlightenment—for protection from both internal and external dangers, ranging from fire to anger and ignorance. The main purpose for practicing Tara meditation is to free…

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Exploring Monastic Life

July 27, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - August 13, 2020 @ 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.

Exploring Monastic Life is for qualified lay people exploring the possibility of ordination, and for monks and nuns that have been ordained for five years or less.

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