Visiting the Abbey
Visits start with an Appointment
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. See our Covid policy below.
All overnight visits start with a completed registration form. See our Covid policy below.
You must register to visit. Once you arrival date is approved, you should:
- Take a Covid rapid test 3 days before your confirmed arrival date and send a photo of the negative result to the Care Team.
- Test again on the morning of your arrival date and send a photo of the negative result to the Care Team.
- If you have been exposed to Covid or have symptoms of any illness, please delay your visit.
Go here to read Covid symptoms and learn more about our policy.
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.
See the Day in the Life page to get a picture of life at Sravasti Abbey.
More on How to Visit Us
Your home for travel logistics. Click here to learn more about how to get to the Abbey by plane, train, bus, or car
Guidelines to Living with Us
A must read — must know details of living with a monastic community.
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.
Stories & Reflections
What it’s like to learn and visit with Sravasti Abbey? Read stories and reflections by visitors & residents.
“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.”
“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.”
“Your community is a blissful land where one can progress limitlessly in the Dharma at any point of entry.”
Learn from books by Ven. Thubten Chodron.
692 Country Lane
Newport WA 99156 USA
Also see ThubtenChodron.org