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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.

Overnight Visits
All overnight visits start with a completed registration form. To get the most out of your visit, we recommend a minimum two night stay. See our Covid policy below.

Visits and Covid Limitations

You must register to visit.

Please take an at-home (rapid) Covid test the morning of your visit and email a photo of the negative result to the office. Additionally:

  • If you have respiratory symptoms, please postpone your visit. Symptoms are listed below.
  • If you’ve been exposed to someone who has Covid, please postpone your visit
  • If you start having respiratory systems while you’re here we’ll do a rapid test to make sure you don’t have Covid.
  • See below for more details.

Our Covid policy changes, so please check this page (or for a specific event) close to when you will be visiting us for the most up-to-date info.

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.

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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Sravasti Abbey

692 Country Lane
Newport WA 99156 USA
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509-447-5549