Sravasti Abbey


Fulfilling a lifelong vision to support Western sangha, Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron founded Sravasti Abbey in Newport, Washington in 2003 and serves as Abbess.  The Abbey’s mission is to nurture a flourishing monastic community where learning and practicing Buddha’s ancient teachings cultivate peace in the hearts of the residents and visitors and, by extension, in the world.  Sravasti Abbey is named for Sravasti, where the Buddha spent twenty-five Rains Retreats. It is called an “Abbey ” because male and female monastics train together as equals—brothers and sisters supporting each other on the Dharma path.