Capitol Christmas Tree

Capitol Christmas Tree

by Thubten Chonyi Small town Newport, Washington was the send-off point for this year’s Capitol Christmas Tree, which is displayed annually at the Capitol building in Washington D.C. Newport is also home to Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastery in the Tibetan...

Gathas to Cultivate Bodhicitta In Daily Life

Offering service is a significant component of monastic training as we learn to incorporate the Buddha’s teachings into all our activities. The Sravasti Abbey community wrote their own thought-training gathas to transform their day-to-day tasks into bodhisattva...
How to Wake Up or How to Cultivate Bodhicitta?

How to Wake Up or How to Cultivate Bodhicitta?

Daniela Mieritz adjusts to Abbey life with the help of bodhicitta: “When some teachers of the past reflected on the rarity of human existence they did not even feel like sleeping, they could not bear to waste a single moment. They put all their energy into...