About Sūvata

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Sūvata is a path to inner peace through conscious cultivation of the spirit.

Descendant from the Yogāvacara Buddhism lineage, Sūvata Buddhism emphasises routine and ritual to deepen your spiritual connection to the universe and collective consciousness.

What does Sūvata mean?

Sūvata is an old Ingrian word meaning, “to love.” We believe love is the source all good in the world, and we can make the world a better place by first cultivating love for ourselves, our family, and our community through holistic spiritual practices that recenter our energy, align our minds, and open our hearts.

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Morning Inspiration

Start your day on the bright side with Sunrise, our morning email designed to help you start the day with a view to holistic and spiritual wellness.

Weekly Satsang


Join us every Sunday for our weekly Satsang, with meditation, movement, and devotional.

Sutra Study

Sutra Study

Join us every other Wednesday when we meet for Sutra Study, where we dive deep into ancient texts and teachings from the Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, the Vedas, and the Tibetan Buddhist Canon.



We recognise many holidays including Lunar New Year, Losar, Holi, Diwali, the Greater and Lower Sabbats, and Obon. All pujas are free to attend.

Meditation Retreat

Meditation Retreats

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our next retreat is planned for Autumn 2023.

Our Mission

The mission of Sūvata is to promote a holistic religious and spiritual philosophy that encompasses mental, physical, and spiritual development in forums that are easily accessible to the general public. At the core of Sūvata’s mission is the expansion of human potential and liberation from suffering. We believe all humans deserve to live a life of happiness and fulfillment without limits.

The Sūvata Ashram is a registered religious non-profit in the state of Arizona, currently seeking 501c3 status.