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Learn Meditation and Buddha's Teachings

Practices for daily life.
Guests and residents learn and enjoy the teachings.

Anyone can learn to meditate and study Buddhist teachings—the Dharma. Meditation is about training the mind towards more positive emotions and attitudes.

Through meditation, we become kinder, more realistic, and happier people. This is how we “create peace in a chaotic world.”

Learn with Ven. Thubten Chodron, who is especially skilled at bringing the teachings alive for Western students.

This is the heart of what we do.

Guests are welcome to join us. All teachings are offered freely.

Four Places to Learn with the Abbey

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At the Abbey

Learn in one day events, residential courses, and retreats. Learn more or check the Event Schedule.

Online and at Home

Live too far away? You can learn online! Watch teachings, meditate, and study at home. Find out more.

Around Spokane

Abbey nuns teach weekly in Spokane and speak regularly throughout the region. Check the Event Schedule.

On the Road

Ven. Thubten Chodron and other Abbey nuns travel to teach in the U.S. and abroad. See the Event Schedule.

Find out more about learning the Dharma at Sravasti Abbey

Browse our amazing videos, teachings, and photos below!

“I’ve listened to your Dharma teaching The Three Higher Trainings… about four times and it’s wonderful and inspirational!”

Joan Brooks

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“You are doing exactly what Buddha asked of his followers: to hear, contemplate, and meditate. I was moved by (Sravasti Abbey’s) program and everyone’s effort to practice.

 

Khensur Jampa Tegchok Rinpoche

“Thank you for sharing the Dharma. It has made a huge difference in my life, and because of that, maybe I can make a difference in someone else’s life.”

Gena Butler

Burlington, North Carolina

“As Lama Yeshe used to tell us, ‘A monastery is not yours; it belongs to everyone, because its purpose is to benefit all living beings.”

Ven. Thubten Chodron

“The flourishing of the Buddha’s teachings in a particular place is determined by the existence of fully ordained monks and nuns and male and female lay practitioners. Thus the existence of monks and nuns and the practice of Vinaya, the Buddhist monastic discipline, are very important.”

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

“The Abbey gives skies full of benefit to sentient beings because they can meet the Buddhadharma and hear teachings. There is nothing more important.”

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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