Teaching and Retreat Schedule
Teachings and Retreats at Sravasti Abbey
"The Abbey gives skies full of benefit to sentient beings because they can meet the Buddhadharma and hear teachings. There is nothing more important."
Teachings and Retreats at Sravasti Abbey (Español)
____________ December 2015 - February 2016 ____________
Lama Tsongkhapa Day &
|October 11||Joyous Effort|
|December 6||Far-Reaching Wisdom|
|January 10||Facing Our Fears|
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.
One Saturday a month volunteers come together to offer service to Sravasti Abbey. Service could include garden work, help in th forest, cleaning, or cooking—al skills and all levels of ability are welcomed.
The Saturdays are organized by local Friends of Sravasti Abbey supporters. Coordinators Sarah and Doug write,
"The idea is to strengthen the Abbey's support community and, at the same time, take a bit of the workload off the shoulders of the nuns. We believe these monthly service opportunities will help us cultivate the qualities of goodness, virtue and generosity in our lives at home.”
Offering service dates are the last Saturday of each warm-season month and will resume in 2016.
Service times are 9 am to 4 pm, including a vegetarian potluck lunch (no meat, onions, or garlic.) There’s an optional opportunity for meditation from 4:00-4:45 pm.
Write Sarah and Doug to know more and to sign up!
Need a break from the city? Join the Abbey community on an Offering Service Visit, which you can schedule any time of the year.
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 Nagarjuna's Precious Garland –
Streamed live weekly, Thursdays 6 pm Pacific
- Lamrim Teachings: The Gomchen Lamrim -
Streamed live weekly, Fridays 6 pm Pacific
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.
- 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?