Young Adults

Young Adults Explore Buddhism

Are you 18-29? Curious about Buddhism & meditation?

Do you crave connection?  Trying to make sense of the world?

Want to learn how to make your life meaningful? 

Join in Young Adults Explore Buddhism,

a 4-day Zoom course with Ven. Thubten Chodron


Due to Covid-19, we’re taking this annual course onto Zoom. It still includes daily meditation instruction and practice, teachings with Venerable Thubten Chodron, and facilitated group discussions.

Registration required.


What Is It?

Young Adults Explore Buddhism is a retreat of discovery for young people aged 18 to 29. This year, it’s a three-a half-day event exploring 2020 life through a Buddhist view.

Renowned Buddhist author and teacher Venerable Thubten Chodron leads the course. No meditation experience necessary—just a curious mind and open heart.

The course includes meditation instruction and practice, teachings, and discussion.

While we can’t do it live this year, and you’ll miss the outdoor experience, Zoom lets us get deep and personal about the urgent issues facing young people right now.

Registration Details

June 11-14, 2020

Course Schedule

Thursday, June 11   

  • 2 – 3:30 pm                   Introductions: to the Abbey, the course, and each other

Friday, June 12

  • 9-10:45 am: Teaching by Ven. Chodron with interactive Q&A
  • 11:15-12 pm: Guided meditation by Ven. Sangye Khadro, author of How to Meditate
  • 2-4 pm: Teaching by Dr. Russell Kolts, co-author of An Open-hearted Life, with interactive Q&A 

Saturday-Sunday, June 13-14

  • 9-10:45 am: Teaching by Ven. Chodron with interactive Q&A
  • 11:15-12 pm: Guided meditation by Ven. Sangye Khadro
  • 2-3:30 pm: Discussion groups with Ven. Chodron and Abbey monastics

Exploring Buddhism photos from the past give a taste of the program.

Sharing is an important part of the program.
Receive Buddhist teachings and meditation instruction.

“The Young Adults Explore Buddhism course came at a pivotal moment. I now feel like I have a path and a purpose for my life.”

Beth Anderson

Spokane, WA

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