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Young Adults Explore Buddhism

"I learned a lot from the many lovely young people I met. I also heard some heart-moving life stories and discovered some things about myself as well. Visiting the Abbey was an engaging and introspective experience that I would recommend to any young adult with a curious mind and an open heart."

  Namdro Stewart
  2013 participant

Young Adults Explore Buddhism (en Español)

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, 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.

And guess what? We have loads of fun while we’re at it. See last year's photos and watch this video:

Don’t take our word for it. You have to come and see!

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