In Praise of Trinley

In Praise of Trinley

Rebecca did the one-month winter retreat on refuge with the Abbey community and wrote this poem at the conclusion. I have found strength Joyous strength Capable of bestowing love. It is humble For it has Arisen in dependence upon A goal not yet actualized In self or...
Harmony

Harmony

A poem by inmate Al Ramos during Retreat from Afar Imagine if you will a world where everyone and everything is in perfect harmony. There are acorns upon this path and in each one is the potential. The shimmering reflection of grand oak trees. Sanctuaries whose roots...
Faith and Gratitude

Faith and Gratitude

Stephen Taul is a current resident at the Abbey and completed the one-month retreat. May I have unwavering faith in the truth of reality unwavering faith in the omniscient who embody it unwavering faith in the wise who expound it unwavering faith in the compassionate...
eNews: February 2016

eNews: February 2016

Table of Contents Vajrasattva Retreat His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Teachings in India Sharing the Dharma Day Winter Retreat: Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels Beginning the Snows Retreat More News Unlike last winter, we’ve gotten a reasonable amount of snow...
Why I Support Sravasti Abbey

Why I Support Sravasti Abbey

Ken M. experiences some sweet gratitude. The short answer is the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha have changed my life. And I would like to see others benefit from the teaching’s of the Buddha as well. Now for the long answer. I don’t know what all the causes and conditions...
Happy New Year with Sravasti Abbey

Happy New Year with Sravasti Abbey

Kathy from Spokane joined us on New Year’s for the Vajrasattva retreat for the second time. At the closing go-around, she shared this little ditty, her “rap song” of the retreat: Blanketed with crystals of snow, The saffron sisters and their Abbey monk Warmly greeted...
eNews: January 2016

eNews: January 2016

Table of Contents Teachings in Seattle, Singapore, and Bangalore Lama Tsongkhapa Day and Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence Sharing the Dharma Day Community Life and the Holidays Sign Up for the Retreat from Afar More News Snow began to fall as the winter solstice...
Dedicating the McNeil Island Practice Pagoda

Dedicating the McNeil Island Practice Pagoda

by Venerable Thubten Chonyi Despite prison bureaucracy and all the other obstacles that can arise, the Buddhist group at McNeill Island Special Commitment Center successfully petitioned for, acquired, and constructed a “pagoda”—a six-sided, half-walled...
eNews: December 2015

eNews: December 2015

Table of Contents Sharing the Dharma and Offering Service Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions The Paris Attack The Elements Tara’s Refuge In the Broader Community Sign Up for the Retreat from Afar More News Winter is definitely coming: the leaves are gone and...
eNews: November 2015

eNews: November 2015

Table of Contents Green Tara Retreat Tara’s Land Sharing the Dharma Day 21st Annual Western Buddhist Monastic Gathering The Forest Prison Dharma Outreach Walk in the Woods Sandpoint High School Visit More News The autumn colors at the Abbey sparkled, especially...
eNews: October 2015

eNews: October 2015

Table of Contents The Abbey Plans for the Future Concentration Retreat Chenrezig Comes Home Madhyamaka Through Metaphors Sharing the Dharma Day Prison Outreach September Work Party In the Community More News The smoky air from the fires cleared in September, and the...
The Future Is Beginning

The Future Is Beginning

A few years ago the Abbey community talked with me about the “property down the hill,” a 56.23-acre parcel of forests and meadows with a house, some out-buildings, a running stream, and pond. “Think how great it would be to have this property,”...
eNews: September 2015

eNews: September 2015

Table of Contents A New Monk! The Svatantrika-Prasangika Debate Exploring Monastic Life Sharing the Dharma Day Prison Work A Trip to Moscow (Idaho, that is) Online Retreat with Tricycle Wildfires Offering Service Saturday More News The temperatures were in the 100s at...
eNews: August 2015

eNews: August 2015

Table of Contents Exploring Buddhism: A Week for Young Adults Sharing the Dharma Day How to be a Bodhisattva Retreat Friday Lamrim Teachings Prison Outreach Spokane Meditation Class Guests Galore Enjoying the Outdoors Dharma Resources More News The summer days are...
eNews: July 2015

eNews: July 2015

Table of Contents HH the Dalai Lama’s Teachings in Australia Indonesia Travels Sakyadhita Conference Cultivating Compassion Retreat Sharing the Dharma Day Catholic-Buddhist Monastic Dialogue Offering Service Saturdays & Compassion Puja More News The long...
Going on a Vacation with the Buddha

Going on a Vacation with the Buddha

Endah Dwijayastri, a member of the thubtenchodron.org migration team, sees Venerable Chodron in person for the first time and notices a difference. My name is Endah and I am a 26-year-old who lives in Indonesia. I have been following Venerable Chodron’s teachings...
eNews: June 2015

eNews: June 2015

Table of Contents Love Retreat Compassion Seminar How to See Yourself As You Really Are Retreat Sharing the Dharma Day In the Community Prison Dharma Website Complete! More News Spring is one of the most beautiful seasons at the Abbey (the other beautiful seasons here...
Buddha Day at Coyote Ridge

Buddha Day at Coyote Ridge

Venerable Jigme reflects on how sincere practice can have positive results in any environment: May 9th was the annual Buddha Day celebration at Coyote Ridge Correctional Center. Coyote Ridge is a medium security prison located in Connell, WA about 2 ¾ hours from the...