Region: Northwest USA


Open Mind, Loving Heart: A retreat in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

April 24, 2014toApril 27, 2014

Great Vow Zen Monastery

By learning to steady the mind through meditation and mindfulness practices, we cultivate our capacity for an open mind and a loving heart. By learning to steady the mind, we develop wise attention. We learn how to nurture the ability within Read More »

Bringing Dharma Into Daily Life Retreat, with Sravasti Abbey Monastics

April 25, 2014toApril 27, 2014

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The Buddha’s teachings intrigue or inspire you, and you’d like to put them into practice, but that’s not as easy as it sounds. How do you maintain a daily practice? How do you apply these methods for calming the mind and developing compassion in the midst of your busy day-to-day life? Read More »

Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A 5-day professional training

April 29, 2014toMay 4, 2014

Mindful Eating UCSD 180x180This 5-day intensive, experiential program is intended for professionals wishing to incorporate mindful eating and supportive mindfulness-related practices into their one-on-one clinical practice and/or into group work in which eating, food, and body are aspects or the central focus. The program was designed for clinicians in mental health or healthcare fields and Read More »

Buddha’s birthday celebration

May 4, 2014
10:00 amto1:30 pm

Boy pours 180x180During our Sunday public program, there will be a special ceremony for Buddha’s birthday, pouring sweet tea over the baby Buddha. Lunch will also include a Buddha’s birthday cake. There will be a kid-friendly performance after lunch. Children are especially welcome to come to this event.
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Sharing the Dharma Day

May 4, 2014
10:00 amto4:00 pm

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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 »

Guest teacher Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni

May 8, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Amma BhikkuniBringing Truth, Wisdom, and Love into the World

Tonight’s dharma talk at Portland’s Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple will be offered by guest teacher Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni.

The culmination of the spiritual path can be realized when we let go of the need to identify with what arises and passes Read More »

Full Moon Loving-Kindness Practice and Refuge Ceremony

May 14, 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 »

Memorial Day Weekend retreat: How to See Yourself as You Really Are

May 23, 2014toMay 26, 2014

Newport, WA

Who do we think we are? According to the Buddha’s teachings, our misconceptions about how we actually exist are the root source of all our suffering. Ven. Thubten Chodron will continue teaching from the book How to See Yourself as You Really Areby His Holiness the Dalai Lama and translated by Jeffrey Read More »

Young Adults Explore Buddhism with Ven.Thubten Chodron

June 6, 2014toJune 13, 2014

jul13explore5Newport, WA

Curious about Buddhism or meditation? Looking for a way to express your spiritual values and hopes for a better world? Sravasti Abbey invites young adults aged 18 to 29 to explore the Buddha’s teachings within American culture. No meditation experience is necessary – just an open and curious mind/heart.

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Dorzin Rinpoche in Seattle

June 6, 2014toJune 8, 2014

Dorzin RinpocheDrikung Seattle is delighted to welcome Dorzin Rinpoche for his first visit on June 6-8, 2014.

HE Garchen Rinpoche specifically requested Dorzin Rinpoche to teach Gampopa in Seattle. Gampopa was the foremost disciple of Tibet’s great yogi, Milarepa. Read More »

Sharing the Dharma Day

June 8, 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 »

Wisdom and the “Don’t Know” Mind in Buddhism, with Guy Newland

June 19, 2014toJune 22, 2014

guylookingupNewport, WA

Philosopher, scholar, and Buddhist practitioner Guy Newland returns to the Abbey to share teachings and reflections on the concept of “not knowing” in Buddhism. Guy writes, “In Zen, they talk about ‘just don’t know’ mind, and there may be similar ideas in other Buddhist traditions. Read More »

Sharing the Dharma Day

July 13, 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 »