SAFE: What I Learned

SAFE: What I Learned

by Sherran Pickering Sherran is a long time Buddhist student and meditator. She shares what she learned in Course 1A of the Sravasti Abbey Friends Education (SAFE) distance learning program and how it enriched her practice. The next SAFE session begins April 24....
Retreat from Afar: Life-Changing

Retreat from Afar: Life-Changing

by Lynne G. Lynne wrote to Ven. Chodron and the Abbey community about her life-changing experience at the conclusion of the 2017 Retreat from Afar on Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga. She lives in Ireland. This is the first retreat of any kind that I have done and I never...
2016 Annual Report Is Here

2016 Annual Report Is Here

Widening the Circle of Dharma in 2016 by Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron, Abbess Excerpted from Ven. Chodron’s annual report message. Read the full text in the 2016 Annual Report. ” We live in an interdependent world. What we do matters.” Recalling 2016...
Flying Squirrels!

Flying Squirrels!

by Ven. Thubten Semkye The Sravasti Abbey resident community is not just composed of human beings. Innumerable other residents that never venture inside the Abbey’s halls dwell within the 297 acres of wetlands, forests, and meadows. They live above ground,...
Accountability

Accountability

by Sage M. Sage has participated in more than one month-long retreat at the Abbey. This year she arranged to have a retreat environment at home and did the retreat there. She shares some of her thoughts. During the retreat, I have been pondering a question, filtered...
Never Enough

Never Enough

 by Kenneth Mondal Several years ago my wife and I were vacationing in Key Largo, Florida. Our hotel room looked out on a marina that reeked of opulence. Every evening the yachts would start rolling in, each one more ostentatious than the prior one. I was intrigued by...