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Framing the Buddha Hall – January

Carpenters are at work all over the building site, as they’ve been framing the downstairs rooms and working with the concrete folks to lay the floor for the second story. The Faswall team is also progressing steadily, cutting and placing the blocks that create the outer walls. You can see what the construction team has to contend with to build the Buddha Hall in winter. Go here to see Venerable Samtens video tour of the lower level rooms.

Travels to Bodhgaya – January

After a time in Singapore, Ven. Chodron, Ven. Damcho, and Donyo made a pilgrimage to Bodhgaya, India—site of the Buddha’s enlightenment— where His Holiness the Dalai Lama was teaching for the first time since the Covid pandemic began. A group from Friends of Sravasti Abbey-Singapore (FOSAS) joined them, along with 60,000 other devotees who thronged to the holy site for the teachings. While there, the group made light offerings in a ceremony to dedicate the merit of more than 2000 donors and well-wishers of the Buddha Hall project. See the Light Offerings video here.

Entering Retreat – January

It’s January 6th here and guests are just arriving and getting settled before we officially go into retreat. We’ve chosen to look deeply at the Four Establishments of Mindfulness for these three silent months, and we’re happy to see many new and fresh faces joining us this year! 

Vajrasattva Retreat – January

Over the New Year holiday weekend, the Abbey hosted our annual retreats on the Vajrasattva purification practice. Old and new friends joined us online and in-person for three days of meditation, teachings, and group discussions. Ven. Sangye Khadro led the course, offering clear teachings on karma and purification. (See the series here.) We’re grateful to everyone who joined us for this beautiful start to 2023!

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