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Memorial Day Weekend Retreat

Friday, May 24, @ 3:00 pm - Monday, May 27, @ 2:00 pm

How to See Yourself as You Really Are course with Ven. Thubten Chodron What’s the root of all our problems? We don’t know who we are and how things actually exist. This is the very heart of the Buddha’s teaching. Ven. Thubten Chodron teaches from the final chapters of the book, How to See Yourself as You Really Are, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and translated by Jeffrey Hopkins, to help us understand ourselves and our world from a…

The Choirs of Walla Walla University at the Cathedral

Saturday, June 1, @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist 127 E 12th Ave, Spokane June 1 at 7:30 - 9:00 pm This concert will feature the Lord Nelson Mass by Joseph Haydn and Passion and Resurrection, an oratorio by Eriks Esenvalds. The choirs, under the direction of Kraig Scott, are joined by the WWU Chamber Orchestra and soloists Arwen Myers (Portland, OR), Ann Benson (Spokane, WA), Christopher Nakielski (Pullman, WA), and Jeremy Irland (College Place, WA). Admission is free.

Spokane Dances of Universal Peace

Thursday, June 6, @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, and joyous circle dances. They use sacred phrases, chants, movements, and music from the world’s wisdom traditions to offer an experience of peace. All dances are taught each time so no experience necessary. All are welcome!

Young Adults Explore Buddhism with Ven. Thubten Chodron

Friday, June 7, - Thursday, June 13,

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. All programs are offered on…

Sharing the Dharma Day

Sunday, June 9, @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

One Sunday a month, Sravasti Abbey opens our doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha’s teachings and share in community fellowship. Sharing the Dharma Day topics are drawn from the book, An Open-hearted Life: Transformative Methods for Compassionate Living, by Abbey founder and abbess Ven. Thubten Chodron and Eastern Washington University psychologist Russell Kolts. People from all faiths and backgrounds can apply the principles explored on Sharing the Dharma Day…

Stache Dash for Elevations-A Children’s Therapy Resource Foundation

Saturday, June 15, @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm

There are lots of exciting changes this year's Stache Dash, including a new course and a 10K option. Mustaches provided for race day! Registration includes a snazzy technical (not cotton) t-shirt for running and walking happiness and NEW this year: raffle tickets for great local prizes. Come join in the "race that puts hair on your face" Saturday, June 15, 2019. Support Elevations and help local kids with special needs receive funding for therapy services and equipment. Event details and…

Offering Service Saturday

Saturday, June 15, @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for Offering Service Saturday One Saturday per month volunteers come together to offer service to Sravasti Abbey. Service could include garden work, help in the forest, cleaning, or cooking — all skills and all levels of ability are welcomed. Offering Service 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…

Ride across Washington in support of Refugee Resiliency

Wednesday, June 19, @ 8:00 am - Sunday, June 23, @ 5:00 pm

In the summer of 2019, you can be an advocate for refugee resiliency. Mark your calendar for June 19 - 23 and join World Relief for the SEA TRI KAN bike ride. From the Cascades to the Palouse, Washington State may be one of the most beautiful in the nation, and you can experience it all while supporting refugees right here in Spokane. SEA TRI KAN (3 regions in Washington: Seattle, Tri-cities, Spokane) is a fully-supported, 5-day, 400+ mile bike…

1-Week Manjushri Retreat with Ven. Thubten Chodron

Wednesday, July 3, - Wednesday, July 10,

On the Manjushri Retreat, take a week-long vacation with the Buddha of Wisdom. Join us for the Abbey’s annual 1-week meditation retreat on Manjushri. Manjushri practice is especially effective for eliminating confusion and ignorance, generating wisdom, and enhancing bodhicitta. Initiation into the Manjushri practice is helpful, but not required for this retreat. The annual 1-week retreat is a chance to really get a feel for meditation practice and to deepen in the Dharma. The retreat will include teachings with Ven.…

9th Annual Youth for Christ Golf Classic

Friday, July 19, @ 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Youth for Christ's goal through this Golf Classic fundraiser is to raise $95,500 to help impact more than 2,000 at-risk youth over the course of 2019-2020. This exciting competition will have a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. (Registration opens at noon.) Dinner provided to close out the tournament with awards and a short auction. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, and awards dinner. All proceeds from the event are invested back into the local community ministry of Spokane YFC. Register…

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