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.
You must register to visit.
Now that Covid cases are down, we’ve changed our policy:
- 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.
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.
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
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.
“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.”