In Praise of Trinley

In Praise of Trinley

Rebecca did the one-month winter retreat on refuge with the Abbey community and wrote this poem at the conclusion. I have found strength Joyous strength Capable of bestowing love. It is humble For it has Arisen in dependence upon A goal not yet actualized In self or...
Harmony

Harmony

A poem by inmate Al Ramos during Retreat from Afar Imagine if you will a world where everyone and everything is in perfect harmony. There are acorns upon this path and in each one is the potential. The shimmering reflection of grand oak trees. Sanctuaries whose roots...
Faith and Gratitude

Faith and Gratitude

Stephen Taul is a current resident at the Abbey and completed the one-month retreat. May I have unwavering faith in the truth of reality unwavering faith in the omniscient who embody it unwavering faith in the wise who expound it unwavering faith in the compassionate...
eNews: February 2016

eNews: February 2016

Table of Contents Vajrasattva Retreat His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Teachings in India Sharing the Dharma Day Winter Retreat: Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels Beginning the Snows Retreat More News Unlike last winter, we’ve gotten a reasonable amount of snow...
Why I Support Sravasti Abbey

Why I Support Sravasti Abbey

Ken M. experiences some sweet gratitude. The short answer is the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha have changed my life. And I would like to see others benefit from the teaching’s of the Buddha as well. Now for the long answer. I don’t know what all the causes and conditions...
Happy New Year with Sravasti Abbey

Happy New Year with Sravasti Abbey

Kathy from Spokane joined us on New Year’s for the Vajrasattva retreat for the second time. At the closing go-around, she shared this little ditty, her “rap song” of the retreat: Blanketed with crystals of snow, The saffron sisters and their Abbey monk Warmly greeted...