A Better Investment

A Better Investment

Dharma friend Eric Yensen shared this story and offering with Ven. Semkye: Dear Venerable Semkye, Before you ordained, I promised to send you some money when I had it, and I want to make good on my promise. The enclosed amount is small, much smaller than I would like...
A Weekend Retreat

A Weekend Retreat

Frederick Browne finds one good way to deepen practice: Last week, I was looking forward to having Venerable Tarpa arrive at Dharma Friendship Foundation for a weekend retreat. I was also a bit nervous because I have yet to master the art of sitting still when I...

Kindness

During a discussion group on the theme of kindness, Exiquio Cooper-Anderson had an “Ah ha” moment about kindness. Twenty-four years old and a veteran of the Iraq War, he had been at the Abbey almost two months when he wrote this. Q) What are the defining...