The Future Is Beginning

The Future Is Beginning

A few years ago the Abbey community talked with me about the “property down the hill,” a 56.23-acre parcel of forests and meadows with a house, some out-buildings, a running stream, and pond. “Think how great it would be to have this property,”...
Sravasti Abbey Consecrates New Chenrezig Hall

Sravasti Abbey Consecrates New Chenrezig Hall

by Venerable Thubten Chonyi Sravasti Abbey’s new Chenrezig Hall, the accomplishment of a long endeavor, will expand the monastery’s offerings to a growing circle of people. In June about 80 people gathered at the abbey, near Newport, Washington, to consecrate the new...
Building Chenrezig Hall for Sravasti Abbey

Building Chenrezig Hall for Sravasti Abbey

by Venerable Thubten Chonyi Sravasti Abbey in Eastern Washington is now building its largest structure yet: Chenrezig Hall. Named for the Buddha of Compassion, Chenrezig Hall, when finished in a year, will provide an array of facilities for growing numbers of guests....
I’m Thinking of Ordaining

I’m Thinking of Ordaining

Ven. Thubten Chodron responds to a student’s queries about ordaining Letter from Anita Dear Ven. Chodron, I’ve been considering ordaining but have some doubts and questions. I live alone, and I feel alone. I have good work as a high school teacher, which gives...
Forest Stewardship 2005

Forest Stewardship 2005

In 2005, a forest stewardship roundtable brought together people with experience is aspects of forestry as well as folks who simply love of the forest and lands to answer the question “How do we integrate the Dharma into our land stewardship practices?”...