Jan Takes a Vow – November 2005

Jan Howell, a full time resident at the Abbey, is the first person to begin training for ordination.

Forest Stewardship – October 2005

During the weekend of October 10, 2005 the Abbey held its first land stewardship round table, an informal gathering of folks with different skills but a common love of the forests and meadows.

The weekend was beautiful so we spent most of it outdoors on the land. The objectives from the Abbey stewardship plan were presented and two days of observations and creative brainstorming in the field resulted in a number of small and large projects recommended by the diverse group.

To read a summary of some of the ideas and anticipated projects click here.

Writing Studio Update- July 2005

Great Progress! The work is about to go inside.

Writing Studio – June 2005

Friends of Sravasti Abbey Second Annual Meeting – June 2005

Co-chairs Kathleen Herron and Kevin Conlin facilitated the meeting with the able assistance of new board member Bill Wilmot. Kathleen and Bill have many years of facilitation under their belts. We gathered in small groups to talk about the future of FOSA while enjoying the beautiful weather. Everyone put their thinking caps on and opened their hearts — here are a few snaps …

Local Open House for Our Neighbors and Friends – April 2005

We had our local open house April 26th, opening the Abbey doors to our neighbors and the community. Nanc took a few pictures. It was a very nice event and the local group (from Coeur d’Alene) did a great job planning it.

Gura Puja – April 2005

The day after the Fire Puja, we offered a Guru Puja to all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas thanking them for opportunity to attend the 3 months of retreat. Local dharma practitioners from the area were invited to attend, and quite a few of them did.

Lama Zopa Visits Sravasti Abbey – February 2005

Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche gave the Vajrasattva Initiation on January 28, 2005.

Vajrasattva Retreat: Our First – January 2005

Our First Group Retreat.

The Meditation Hall is Finished – January 2005

On New Years Day, we did a ribbon cutting ceremony and our first meditation session in the new meditation hall. The ceremony was impromptu because we weren’t sure when the hall would be ready. As it turned out, we were able to move the Buddha, Manjushri, Maitreya, and the Kangyur and Tengyur (Buddhist Canon) into the hall New Year’s Eve.

We are grateful to all of you who contributed your resources and skill to make this a reality.