Hold Me Close

Hold Me Close

by Rebecca Bradley   How strange it is, This thing called family. Tight bonds of worry and concern That span the depth and breadth Of oceans, seas and the awkward Timetabling of international phone calls.   How strange it is, This exclusivity of love For...
A Meaningful Life

A Meaningful Life

By Kenneth Mondal For as long as I can remember I have searched for the meaning of life. Like most small children I would ask my parents why I was here. I don’t remember ever being satisfied with their answers. Early on I decided that it was important to be of...
The Case for Running Water

The Case for Running Water

My name is Alice Chng, and I have known the Abbey’s founding abbess, Ven. Thubten Chodron, for nearly 40 years. I have been trying to persuade Ven. Chodron to build a new residence since 2010. Back when the Abbey was new, Venerable’s students built her a...
Welcoming Jan Willis

Welcoming Jan Willis

Jan Willis teaches “Three Principal Aspects of the Path” May 19-22   “As always, in matters of faith and of the heart, a little concrete experience and practice usually takes one higher, while at the same time sets one on firmer ground.” ...
Letting Go

Letting Go

Letting Go in the Era of Loss by Tanya Lasuk   Please watch Ven. Chodron’s Bodhisattva’s Breakfast Corner (BBC) talk on the Power of Letting Go, and then read Tanya’s response below. Tanya wrote: I just listened to your BBC talk on Letting Go. Your comment...
New Geshe Nun Visits the Abbey

New Geshe Nun Visits the Abbey

In December, 2016, His Holiness the Dalai Lama awarded the geshe degree to 20 Tibetan Buddhist nuns—the first in Tibetan history. The Tibetan Nuns Project website describes this historic milestone. Now the nuns are ready to teach, to share their Dharma knowledge. We...