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.

For the time being, all Abbey programs are offered online.

See the array of teachings and retreats offered on Vimeo Livestream and Zoom

Four Places to Learn with the Abbey


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.

Head straight to our Event Schedule to see what’s coming.

“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

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Find a library of Ven. Chodron’s teachings on ThubtenChodron.org

Sravasti Abbey

692 Country Lane
Newport WA 99156 USA
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