Young Adults Explore Buddhism
About This Event
Sravasti Abbey invites young adults aged 18 to 29 to explore the Buddha’s teachings within our American culture. No meditation experience is necessary; just an open and curious mind/heart.
The course includes meditation instructions and practice, daily teachings and Dharma discussions with Ven. Thubten Chodron, and working outdoors in beautiful gardens, meadows, and woodlands in northeastern Washington.
Meet like-minded friends who question pop cultural values and want to find purpose and meaning in their lives.
Apply by completing the long application form that can be found on the Sravasti Abbey website.
When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet. You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time. Similarly, just do your daily practice and cultivate a kind heart. Abandon impatience and instead be content creating the causes for goodness; the results will come when they’re ready. ~ Venerable Thubten Chodron
AccommodationsAccommodations are simple but comfortable. Men and women are housed separately.
Menu/CuisineWe are vegetarian, but do serve dairy and bake with eggs. We do not eat fertilized eggs, radishes, onions, garlic, or leeks.
We serve three meals daily, except on new and full moon days when we take the eight Mahayana Precepts together. Residents take turns preparing simple meals. Lunch is the main meal of the day.
Snacks, fruit, and tea are available at all times.
DirectionsWe’re an hour’s drive north of Spokane, Washington and Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. It’s 6 hours from Seattle, Washington and about 7 hours from Portland, Oregon.
Spokane International (GEG) is our nearest airport. Spokane also has Amtrak and transcontinental bus service. Options for ground transportation from Spokane to the Abbey are described below. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements.
Please plan to arrive at the Abbey before 3:00 pm.
Before you arrive, please arrange transport from the Abbey to your next destination.