Teaching & Retreat Schedule
Teaching & Retreat Schedule
"The Abbey gives skies full of benefit to sentient beings because they can meet the Buddhadharma and hear teachings. There is nothing more important."
Retreats & Courses at Sravasti Abbey (Español)
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Lama Tsongkhapa Day & Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence
|Topics are drawn from
Don't Believe Everything You Think by Ven. Thubten Chodron
|December 7||The Misery of Attachment|
Sharing the Dharma Day Schedule
Session 1: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Meditation
11:00 a.m. – Noon – Dharma talk
Session 2: 12:15 p.m. – Vegetarian potluck lunch & informal Dharma discussion/Q&A
Session 3: 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Contemplation and discussion of topic of the month
Session 4: 3:00 p.m. Tour of Buddhist artwork or grounds (weather depending) for newcomers
Join Coeur d' Alene Dharma Friends 5:30 - 7:00 pm every Thursday for meditation and Dharma discussion at Life Center Therapies for Well Being, 1319 Government Way, Cd'A. Teachings with Abbey nuns on Fridays at 6:30 pm. Contact CdA Dharma for more information or call (208) 665-5862.
Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Meditation Group meets on Mondays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the chapel at 4340 W. Fort Wright Drive. Abbey monastics offer teachings periodically throughout the year. The group often continues to meet between these sessions for meditation and book study. Contact the office or call the Abbey (509) 447-5549.
Need a break from the city? Join the Abbey community on an Offering Service Visit.
The opportunities are many, and the work is varied. Working in the Abbey's beautiful forest is fun, and your effort protects and preserves the Abbey land. Or you may serve in the kitchen, weed the garden, or any number of activities that help to spread the Dharma and/or benefit sentient beings.
Visitors have the opportunity to live in spiritual community, sharing in practice, Dharma discussions, and service. Your visit can be short or longer. Many people add a few offering service days when they come for a retreat or program.
Please contact the Service Coordinator to find a time that works for your schedule.
- Teachings on Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas —
Streamed live weekly, Thursdays 6 pm Pacific
- Lamrim Teachings: The Easy Path to Omniscience —
Streamed live weekly, Fridays 5 pm Pacific New Time
- Ongoing, Prostrations From Afar
You can’t contemplate or meditate on the Dharma without first hearing teachings, but if you live in a remote area or far from your teacher, what can you do?
Head to http://sravasti.org/live and tune in for the live broadcast on the internet using LiveStream.TV. Ask questions in real time using the chat box! No registration necessary.
Or - just use your telephone. Dial into a central number (long distance charges apply.) You can dial in alone or set up your speakerphone and invite Dharma friends to join you for teachings and discussion. You must register so we can send you the teleconference’s phone number and access code.
Click here to send an email to register or ask for more information on telephone teachings
Click here to hear audio or read transcripts of past teachings.
Check out archived teachings on the Abbey's YouTube channel.
Join up with other practitioners to do '100,000' prostrations. Read about joining in with others for support and community.
View instruction videos on prostrations from Venerable :
- Instructions (Quicktime -22 MB) (Windows Media - 16 MB)
- Demonstration ( Quicktime - 58 MB) (Windows Media - 29.8 MB)
Be patient it takes around 5 minutes to download each one.
Internet Explorer users: Look at the lower left hand corner of your browser, there is a download icon.
The Quicktime versions require the latest Quicktime update. Download it here.
Practitioners from around the world are participating in the prostrations from afar. During previous monthly teleconferences, Ven. Chodron answered participants’ questions. You can listen to the recordings of the teleconferences at Venerable's website.
For more information, email the office.
- Opportunities to Visit the Abbey - Other options for visiting.
- Visiting the Abbey - Answers all the questions on getting here and being here.
- Offering Service Opportunities - How can I help?