Practices for daily life
Note that due to Covid, all programs are currently offered online. A limited number of fully vaccinated guests may apply to attend some programs. See the event calendar for specific events.
Meditation, study, service—this is the heart of what we do. Guests are welcome to share in our daily life and practices.
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.”
The Abbey offers formal programs for both beginners and long time practitioners
All teachings are offered freely. Check out the offerings to find what’s best for you.
Four Ways to Learn with the Abbey
Courses and retreats include teachings, meditation instruction, and practice, ranging from two-day events to a full month.
Our one-day events are a great introduction—to Buddha’s teachings, to like-minded friends, and offering service on the Abbey land.
Tune into teachings by Ven. Thubten Chodron, streamed live every Thursday and Friday.
“I’ve listened to your Dharma teaching “The Three Higher Trainings…” about four times and it’s wonderful and inspirational!”
“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.“
“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.”
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