Visit Us

Come for a day, a week, or longer

In response to the rise in Covid infections, the Abbey is closed for short-term visits at this time.

All teachings and retreats are online. 

We are accepting applications for long-term visitors (two weeks or more) who are fully vaccinated. Register here.

Check out the Event Schedule to explore courses online.

Visiting the Abbey

Visits start with an Appointment
In normal times, we welcome visitors to our monastery! All visits, regardless of length of stay, require an appointment. You can make an appointment by contacting the office.

Overnight Visits
All overnight visits start with a completed registration form.

Visits and Covid Limitations
At the present time, the Abbey is open only for long-term guests of two weeks or more. Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination and a recent Covid test are required. Details are in the registration form.

More Visiting Information
When you visit the Abbey, you join in with a fully functioning, resident community of monks and nuns. That’s different from visiting a Dharma or retreat center. The following pages can help you plan your travel logistics, prepare for living with our monastic community, and answer your questions and concerns. Please read the following sections to better understand what it means to visit us at the Abbey.

Sravasti Abbey's Ananda Hall and Aspiration Buddha Garden.

More on How to Visit Us

Getting here is easy when you follow the directions.

Getting Here

Your home for travel logistics. Click here to learn more about how to get to the Abbey by plane, train, bus, or car

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Visitor ringing bell at Chenrezig Hall.

Guidelines to Living with Us

A must read — must know details of living with a monastic community.

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Teachers and guests visit views in the forest.

FAQs to Visiting

We understand there’s much you want to learn before visiting the Abbey. Read through these common questions and answers to help prepare yourself for your visit.

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Visitor ringing bell at Chenrezig Hall.

Stories & Reflections

What it’s like to learn and visit with Sravasti Abbey? Read stories and reflections by visitors & residents.

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“Visiting the Abbey was an engaging and introspective experience that I would recommend to any young adult with a curious mind and an open heart.”

Namdrol Stewart

Edmonton, Canada

“For me, coming to Sravasti Abbey is like a glimpse into the beauty of Buddha nature, and for a time, my practice and mind are strengthened.”

Mary Grace Lentz

Seattle, Washington

“Your community is a blissful land where one can progress limitlessly in the Dharma at any point of entry.”

Gethyn Chilcoat

Vancouver, Canada

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