Prayer Request for Sravasti Abbey

Prayer Request for Sravasti Abbey

by Dawson Marino Dawson visited the Abbey for several weeks. When he returned to his home, he left behind this beautiful wish inspired by Indian sage Shantideva. May you be guards for those who are protectorless Guides for those who journey on the road. For those who...
So Now What?

So Now What?

by Kenneth Mondal  Okay. My worst nightmare has now come to pass. It appears that hatred, anger, bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia has been legitimized. We have just witnessed an election season where the Ten Non-Virtues of body, speech and mind are now politically the...
Ven. Chodron Receives Global Bhikkhuni Award

Ven. Chodron Receives Global Bhikkhuni Award

Venerable Thubten Chodron—Sravasti Abbey founder and abbess—has received the Global Bhikkhuni Award presented by the Chinese Buddhist Bhikkhuni* Association of Taiwan.  Nuns from 12 countries have received the award. Venerable Chodron joins Buddhist author and teacher...
The Future of Dharma in America

The Future of Dharma in America

A Conference of the Global Peace Initiative of Women by Ven. Tenzin Tsepal I was one of 30 practitioners from different contemplative communities across religious traditions that came together in October for an intensive 2-day conference on The Future of Dharma in...
Should Buddhists Vote?

Should Buddhists Vote?

by Ven. Thubten Chodron When the Buddha established the Sangha, the monastic community, each person ordained ten years or more was considered sufficiently informed about monastic lifestyle and precepts and was thus accorded a voice when the assembly met to decide...