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...
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.

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...
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.

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...
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...
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...