Program Overview

Practices for daily life

Note that due to Covid, all programs are currently offered online. 

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 & Retreats

Courses and retreats include teachings, meditation instruction, and practice, ranging from two-day events to a full month.

One Day Events

Our one-day events are a great introduction—to Buddha’s teachings, to like-minded friends, and offering service on the Abbey land.

Weekly Teachings

Tune into teachings by Ven. Thubten Chodron, streamed live every Thursday and Friday.

Online SAFE Course

Sravasti Abbey Friends Education (SAFE) is a facilitated online course for exploring Buddha’s teachings. Each module lasts 12 weeks.

Are teachings offered outside of the Abbey? Yes! In non-Covid situations, Ven. Thubten Chodron and Abbey monastics visit both the local Spokane area and around the world to teach. See the Event Calendar.

“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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