No Small Thing: Gifts from China

No Small Thing: Gifts from China

The box that arrived from China was not small. Heavy and a little battered from transit, it held a precious treasure—32 volumes of Vinaya texts. Along with the gift came unexpected recognition for what we’re doing here at Sravasti Abbey. The texts are the...
Like Frogs in Samsara

Like Frogs in Samsara

by Ven. Thubten Damcho Every morning someone leads a motivation before the Abbey community begins our morning practice. Ven. Damcho shares this reflection from the Winter Retreat When I was a layperson living in Singapore, I used to eat at a food center where one of...
The Abbey on SpokaneFAVS

The Abbey on SpokaneFAVS

SpokaneFāVS—pronounced fāves, which stands for faith and values—has become a vital force for communication, conversation, and collaboration in the Inland Northwest, where the Abbey is located. An online news organization, they are dedicated to providing non-sectarian...
eNews: February 2017

eNews: February 2017

Table of Contents New Year’s Vajrasattva Retreat Lunch with the Sheriff Vinaya Course Varsa: The Snows Retreat Community Outreach Chinese New Year Winter Retreat is Beginning More News Quiet descends upon the snowy Abbey landscape as we shift into winter...
Pre-Inauguration Musings

Pre-Inauguration Musings

An open-hearted approach by Rebecca A family of concerned citizens Intent on virtue and Full awakening. Just people determine to practice – Together – for peace in a chaotic world. Nothing special, yet extraordinary Because of it. Relaxed, jovial, warm....
Sravasti Haiku

Sravasti Haiku

Eight haiku inspired by a stay at Sravasti Abbey by Christiaan Hannes Sravasti (1) Caress from afar. A breeze rustles distant leaves— and then I feel it. Sravasti (2) Lunch at Sravasti. Insects, birds and minds will fly— as mountains will not. Sravasti (3) Walking and...