"At Sravasti Abbey, you get to experience the living Dharma in a monastic community. The teachings were just incredible. It was so inspiring and motivating to talk to peers interested in the Dharma. I didn’t realize how isolated I had felt before. "
Jack Hillie III
Participant in 2011 & 2012
Come and See! Young Adults Explore Buddhism
June 24-July 1, 2013
At the age of 29, a young man named Siddharta Gautama walked away from ruling a kingdom, a beautiful wife, and a young son to become a homeless ascetic in search of the truth:
Why do I exist?
Why do we all grow old, fall sick and die?
How can I live a meaningful life that is of benefit to others?
2,600 years later, you are a young person with similar burning questions about life:
I’m constantly connected to the world, but why do I feel so alone?
Where is the instruction manual for adulthood?
How can I work and live in a way that is aligned with my values and aspirations?
We don’t claim to have all the answers, but if you are aged 18 to 29, Come And See! Young Adults Explore Buddhism at Sravasti Abbey offers you the chance to:
Explore the ancient wisdom of the Buddha, brought to life and made relevant to contemporary Western culture by Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron.
Experience life in a monastic community, through daily meditation sessions, teachings, and opportunities to offer service in a beautiful natural environment.
Engage with like-minded peers seeking to deepen their understanding of themselves and the world.