May 7: Join Us for Kathina

May 7: Join Us for Kathina

On May 7, the Abbey joyfully celebrates kathina (pronounced kuh-teen-ah). Established by the Buddha, ancient ceremony of kathina is a time to rejoice in the virtue created by the sangha during the monastic retreat (varsa) and the ending ceremony (pravarana). This...
Our Next Livestream Teaching

Our Next Livestream Teaching

Ven. Thubten Chodron’s next Livestream teaching will unpack Daniel Perdue’s lucid text, The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: An Asian Approach to Analytical Thinking Drawn from Indian and Tibetan Sources. The Thursday night course will likely to...
eNews: April 2017

eNews: April 2017

Table of Contents The Abbey Completes Winter Retreat  Retreat from Afar  The Day of Miracles  Our Annual Report is Out!  Human Trafficking  New Book! Commentary on Precious Garland  Open Heart, Clear Mind in Hebrew  More News In early March winter persisted and then...
Liberation Stuff

Liberation Stuff

by Bev B. Bev is a long time practitioner and the creator of the stunning circular stained glass windows in Gotami Hall and Chenrezig Hall. It started sometime last year, this creeping sensation that I was being overtaken by things…my things. I was overwhelmed...
Meet the Neighbors Video

Meet the Neighbors Video

Sravasti Abbey’s Sharing the Dharma Day is the focus if this excellent video. It’s created by our friends at the Spokane Interfaith Council as part of their Meet the Neighbors program. Meet the Neighbors began in 2015 to build connection and understanding...
Wisdom Course Praise

Wisdom Course Praise

Wisdom Academy’s launch of Ven. Thubten Chodron’s online course, entitled Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions, met with praise from the first participants. The course is still available; students can enroll at any time. Course II from the same teaching series...