Sobering Up from Samsara

Sobering Up from Samsara

Ven. Damcho gives an illuminating description of monastic life, starting with the mind of the new arrival. Finally, the big day arrives. After thinking deeply about monastic life for a number of years, attending meditation retreats, visiting monasteries and speaking...
eNews: June 2014

eNews: June 2014

Table of Contents Teaching in Australia Our Buddhist Cousins Sharing the Dharma Day In the Community Seeing Yourself as You Really Are Filling Statues Outdoors Help with New Website Other News The garden is alive with so many different colors: the vibrant deep pink...
Causes for Calm

Causes for Calm

Carrie Loranger, a student in the Sravasti Abbey Friends Education (SAFE) distance learning program, examines causes and effects of living the Dharma: This past week reflections on karma came up quite a bit. We do not know what karma we come into this life with, so...
eNews: May 2014

eNews: May 2014

Table of Contents Sharing the Dharma Day & Puja to End the Winter Retreat Retreat from Afar Posada, Varsa, Pravarana, & Kathina Teaching in the Midwest & on the East Coast Practicing Dharma in Daily Life Retreat In the Community Rolling Mantra & Making...
Happiness

Happiness

Stephen W. attended a course given by Ven. Chodron in the early 1990s in India and has remained her student since. In 2014, he included the following in a letter to her. I remembered a conversation we once had when I was about 24 I think. I thought I would share it...