Life at Sravasti Abbey
Why and how Sravasti Abbey was founded to support the flourishing of the Three Jewels in the west.
About Sravasti Abbey
In 2003, Venerable Thubten Chodron founded Sravasti Abbey, a pioneering training monastery for westerners in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition located in Newport, Washington, USA. Learn more about Sravasti Abbey here.
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Living Vinaya in the United States
A paper on the bhikshuni sangha in the west written by a nun who participated…View Post
The past and future of the bhikshuni sangha in the West
The role of the sangha in preserving and spreading the Dharma. The relationship of the…View Post
Purpose of a monastery
A discussion on ways in which the structure of monastery life serves to transform our…View Post
Benefiting the world through the Dharma
A talk with Tibetan nuns about Sravasti Abbey and how monastic life is being involved…View Post
Buddhist monastics in the Inland Northwest
How Sravasti Abbey found a home in rural Washington and the purpose of a Buddhist…View Post
The future is up to us
A participant in Sravasti Abbey's recent "Living Vinaya in the West" course considers how the…View Post
Sravasti Abbey hosts “Living Vinaya in the Wes...
A historic event at Sravasti Abbey: 49 nuns gather to learn and live the Vinaya…View Post
Transmitting the lamp of the Dharma
Encouraging all Buddhists to work together to transmit the lamp of the Dharma from one…View Post
The mutual relationship of monastics and lay practit...
Through mutual support the monastic and lay community grow in the Dharma. For the Dharma…View Post
No small thing: Encouragement from China
The Abbey celebrates the arrival of 32 volumes of the annotated edition of the Nanshan…View Post
A Tibetan Buddhist nun blazes a trail for other wome...
Tracy Simmons interviews Venerable Thubten Chodron about the founding of the Abbey.View Post
Rejoicing in living at Sravasti Abbey
Venerable Thubten Jampa shares how living at the Abbey and practicing with the community has…View Post