Cultural Diversity in the Medical Field

Cultural Diversity in the Medical Field

by Venerable Thubten Jigme I was invited to participate on a panel for a Culture and Diversity course for Washington State University College of Nursing. The goal of the panel was to inform a group of first year nursing students about how to best care for patients...
One Peace Many Paths

One Peace Many Paths

by Venerable Thubten Chonyi The idea was compelling: claim September 11 as a commemoration and commitment to peace, then practice peaceful means for the next 10 days. Unity Church in Spokane invited the Abbey and other faith traditions to join them in a citywide peace...
My First Year as a Monastic

My First Year as a Monastic

On September 7 Venerable Thubten Semkye celebrated her first year of ordination with a letter to family and friends sharing her insights and extending her best wishes to them all. Dear friends and family, It’s hard to believe that a year has gone by since I took...
What Do You Give Up When You Ordain?

What Do You Give Up When You Ordain?

An aspiring monastic seeks advice from an ordained Dharma friend Question: I would like to get a dialogue going on some of the things that one gives up when one ordains. Which ones did you find
especially difficult and which ones were surprisingly easy? Answer: What...