Sobering Up from Samsara

Sobering Up from Samsara

Ven. Damcho gives an illuminating description of monastic life, starting with the mind of the new arrival. Finally, the big day arrives. After thinking deeply about monastic life for a number of years, attending meditation retreats, visiting monasteries and speaking...
eNews: June 2014

eNews: June 2014

Table of Contents Teaching in Australia Our Buddhist Cousins Sharing the Dharma Day In the Community Seeing Yourself as You Really Are Filling Statues Outdoors Help with New Website Other News The garden is alive with so many different colors: the vibrant deep pink...
Causes for Calm

Causes for Calm

Carrie Loranger, a student in the Sravasti Abbey Friends Education (SAFE) distance learning program, examines causes and effects of living the Dharma: This past week reflections on karma came up quite a bit. We do not know what karma we come into this life with, so...
eNews: May 2014

eNews: May 2014

Table of Contents Sharing the Dharma Day & Puja to End the Winter Retreat Retreat from Afar Posada, Varsa, Pravarana, & Kathina Teaching in the Midwest & on the East Coast Practicing Dharma in Daily Life Retreat In the Community Rolling Mantra & Making...
Happiness

Happiness

Stephen W. attended a course given by Ven. Chodron in the early 1990s in India and has remained her student since. In 2014, he included the following in a letter to her. I remembered a conversation we once had when I was about 24 I think. I thought I would share it...
Xalapa Group Retreat from Afar

Xalapa Group Retreat from Afar

Diana writes on behalf of the Rechung Dorje Dragpa center in Xalapa, Mexico, to share their experiences of doing the Vajrasattva Retreat from Afar together. We were 16 people doing the retreat, many of us for the first time. Additionally, other people attended our...

eNews: April 2014

Table of Contents Winter Retreat Sharing the Dharma Day Out & About The Support of Community Kathina Ceremony to End the Varsa Youth Emergency Services Other News We were delighted to learn that HH the Dalai Lama gave the opening prayer at the US Senate on...
eNews: March 2014

eNews: March 2014

Table of Contents Winter Retreat Retreat from Afar Travels Appreciation Talented Friends Our New Mailing Address SAFE & Other News Losar Greetings We wish you Happy Losar (Tibetan New Year), which is celebrated on March 2. May you enter the new year with...
It Could Happen to You

It Could Happen to You

Suzanne Chudejova, who recently relocated from Europe back to her family home in South Carolina where she met Ven. Chonyi, wrote to the Abbey about her brush with death. I had an accident 2 weeks ago. I fell down some stairs and landed chest-down onto concrete....
eNews: February 2014

eNews: February 2014

Table of Contents Travels in Asia Establishing the Sangha and the Dharma in the USA Outreach and Caring for Others Sharing the Dharma Day Winter Retreat Begins Happy Chinese New Year More News January has been a full month at the Abbey: several people returned from...
Learning to Create a Happy Mind

Learning to Create a Happy Mind

Tanya Lasuk stumbles onto a technique sitting in plain sight: About a year ago, it occurred to me that for a sadhana practice to be transformational, the imagery and recitations have to be deeply felt and experienced. Otherwise, the practice becomes a particularly...
eNews: January 2014

eNews: January 2014

Friends of Sravasti Abbey Singapore offer a cake and celebration. In honor of Sravasti Abbey’s 10th anniversary. Table of Contents Chenrezig Hall Sharing the Dharma Day Green Tara Retreat Sravasti Abbey Friends Education (SAFE) Interfaith & Dharma Sharing...
Through the Dharma Doorway

Through the Dharma Doorway

Jane Roos enrolled in the initial 12-week introductory course of the Abbey’s online distance learning program. These are her end-of-course reflections: Twelve weeks ago, at the beginning of Course 1A, I crossed a threshold through which there seems to be no way back....
eNews: December 2013

eNews: December 2013

Table of Contents A New Book!! Chenrezig Hall Blessing the Capitol Christmas Tree Winter Retreats Nyung Ne Red Robes, Shaved Heads Caring for Our Forest Sharing the Dharma Day Out & About More News The autumn leaves blazed at the beginning of November, and...
Capitol Christmas Tree

Capitol Christmas Tree

by Thubten Chonyi Small town Newport, Washington was the send-off point for this year’s Capitol Christmas Tree, which is displayed annually at the Capitol building in Washington D.C. Newport is also home to Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastery in the Tibetan...
eNews: November 2013

eNews: November 2013

Table of Contents More Buddhas Come to the Abbey Chenrezig Hall Our 10th Nun Sharing the Dharma Day Geshe Thupten Dorje’s Visit Attending Teachings in New York 19th Annual Western Buddhist Monastics Gathering Giving Teachings in Missoula More News After a...
eNews: October 2013

eNews: October 2013

Table of Contents Labor Day Retreat & Sharing the Dharma Day Chenrezig Hall Our 10th Anniversary Celebration Teaching by Dagri Rinpoche Weeklong Chenrezig Retreat In the Community Comings & Goings More News The days are getting shorter, but summer was still...
Celebration and Recognition: Dagri Rinpoche

Celebration and Recognition: Dagri Rinpoche

I’ve heard about Sravasti Abbey for a long time, and I find it really quite amazing, a very good place. Thank you to Ven. Chodron for what she’s done and to the people who help the Abbey in various ways—making offerings and in other forms. This is not an easy thing to...
eNews: September 2013

eNews: September 2013

Table of Contents Chenrezig Hall Exploring Monastic Life Guan Yin Arrives! Forest and Garden Invitation: 10th Anniversary More News The days are getting shorter; being so far north the changes in season are very noticeable to us. But the warm summer days continue, and...