Region: Northwest USA


Teachings and Manjushri Initiation with Her Eminence Dagmo Kusho Sakya

July 30, 2014toAugust 2, 2014

dagmolaNewport, WA

H. E. Dagmo Kusho of Sakya Monastery (Seattle) brings exceptional wisdom, warmth, kindness, and grace for three days of teaching and initiation on her second visit to the Abbey. One of the very few female lamas of the Tibetan tradition, Dagmola (as is she is called) will teach on The Aspiration of Samantabhadra Read More »

24-Hour Interfaith Chant for Peace

August 2, 2014toAugust 3, 2014

chantforpeace-108x108Great Vow Zen Monastery

As the world continues to struggle with great changes to our society, environment, and economy, finding the place within ourselves that is always at peace is crucial. Chanting is one way to direct our bodies, hearts, and minds with our highest spiritual aspirations and touch the compassion of our hearts. Read More »

Exploring Monastic Life at Sravasti Abbey

August 4, 2014toAugust 20, 2014

Newport, WA

Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron teaches from her 37 years of experience as a monastic. In addition to receiving daily teachings, you’ll be living and practicing as a member of the Sravasti Abbey community — engaging in meditation, discussion, and offering service to the community. Read More »

Summer Residency Program, Month 2

August 5, 2014toSeptember 7, 2014

Summer-program-web-108x108Great Vow Zen Monastery

Each summer we offer two months of residential training for which the usual $500/month fee is waived. You may apply for one or both programs. Residents are fully involved in daily meditation (zazen), shared vegetarian meals, and community activities. They participate in all meditation retreats, and participate Read More »

Khenpo Samdup at Drikung Seattle

August 8, 2014toAugust 10, 2014

Drikung Seattle

Khenpo Samdup is a teacher in the Drikung Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and the Resident Teacher of HE Garchen Rinpoche’s center in Dayton, Ohio. Khenpo Samdup (at right in photo) will teach in English. Read More »

Sharing the Dharma Day

August 10, 2014
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Venerable Thubten ChodronNewport, WA

One Sunday a month, Sravasti Abbey opens its doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha’s teachings and share in community fellowship. Read More »

Full Moon Loving-Kindness Practice and Refuge Ceremony

August 10, 2014toDecember 6, 2014

Full Moon 2013 Metta image 180x180Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple

To support loving-kindness (metta) practice around the world, we will meditate together on nights when there is a full moon.

Metta meditation is an antidote to fear and anxiety, and a complement to the cool clarity of wisdom. Read More »

Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way, with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe

August 29, 2014 5:00 pmtoSeptember 5, 2014 4:00 pm

geshelaNewport, WA

We rejoice to announce the return of Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe to continue teaching on Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way. Joshua Cutler also returns as his English interpreter.

Geshe Thabkhe is known as one of the most eminent Read More »

Sharing the Dharma Day

September 7, 2014
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Venerable Thubten ChodronNewport, WA

One Sunday per month, Sravasti Abbey opens its doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha’s teachings and share in community fellowship. People from all faiths and backgrounds can apply the principles explored on Sharing the Dharma Day to Read More »

Annual One-Week Retreat: Chenrezig and Parting from the Four Attachments

September 19, 2014toSeptember 26, 2014

Newport, WA

Venerable Thubten Chodron will lead this Sravasti Abbey retreat on Chenrezig, Buddha of Compassion, emphasizing how to bring the compassion practices to your daily life. She will also continue teaching on the clear and directive text Parting from the Four Attachments, on essential practices needed to lay the Read More »

Sharing the Dharma Day

October 5, 2014
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Venerable Thubten ChodronNewport, WA

One Sunday per month, Sravasti Abbey opens its doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha’s teachings and share in community fellowship. People from all faiths and backgrounds can apply the principles explored on Sharing the Dharma Day to Read More »

Sharing the Dharma Day

November 2, 2014
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Venerable Thubten ChodronNewport, WA

One Sunday per month, Sravasti Abbey opens its doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha’s teachings and share in community fellowship. People from all faiths and backgrounds can apply the principles explored on Sharing the Dharma Day to Read More »

Sharing the Dharma Day

December 7, 2014
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Venerable Thubten ChodronNewport, WA

One Sunday per month, Sravasti Abbey opens its doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha’s teachings and share in community fellowship. People from all faiths and backgrounds can apply the principles explored on Sharing the Dharma Day to Read More »