Exploring Monastic Life

Exploring Monastic Life

with Ven. Thubten Chodron and the Monastics of Sravasti Abbey For men and women considering monastic ordination and nuns and monks ordained 5 years or less. Ven. Thubten Chodron teaches from her 40 years of life as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. Join her and the...
Praise of Dependent Arising with Dagri Rinpoche

Praise of Dependent Arising with Dagri Rinpoche

Praise of Dependent Arising: Teachings with Dagri Rinpoche “Praise of Dependent Arising” is Lama Tsongkhapa’s joyful explanation of emptiness and dependent arising. With gratitude to Shakyamuni Buddha, foremost teacher of this profound wisdom,...
Offering Service Saturday

Offering Service Saturday

Join us for the first Offering Service Saturday of 2017! One Saturday per month volunteers come together to offer service to Sravasti Abbey.  Service could include garden work, help in the forest, cleaning, or cooking — all skills and all levels of ability are...
Developing Compassion In Challenging Times

Developing Compassion In Challenging Times

A retreat with the Vens. Chonyi, Samten, and the Sravasti Abbey Community For sure these are challenging times. While frustration, anger, and fear may be a natural response, they are neither helpful nor pleasant mind states. Compassion, on the other hand, helps...
May 7: Join Us for Kathina

May 7: Join Us for Kathina

On May 7, the Abbey joyfully celebrates kathina (pronounced kuh-teen-ah). Established by the Buddha, ancient ceremony of kathina is a time to rejoice in the virtue created by the sangha during the monastic retreat (varsa) and the ending ceremony (pravarana). This...