First Impressions: India after a Week

First Impressions: India after a Week

Venerable Chonyi comes face to face with suffering: Sacred India, seat of the Buddha, Shakyamuni, Precious teacher, supreme physician, Healer of all disease, Whose powerful medicine destroys all their causes. Om mani padme hum. Disease manifests physically in human...
eNews: January 2013

eNews: January 2013

May love, compassion, and wisdom grow in your heart throughout the new year Table of Contents Sharing the Dharma Day & Community Events India Chenrezig Hall Newtown Winter Retreats Lama Tsong Khapa Day Prison Work New Books & Videos Chinese Bodhisattva...
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....
Flowers in Winter

Flowers in Winter

Robbie, who first attended the Abbey’s Exploring Monastic Life Program in 2008 at age 16, continues to reflect on Dharma practice and monastic life now, at age 20. In a recent letter to Venerable Chodron, he shares some thoughts. The more I reflect, the more I want to...
eNews: December 2012

eNews: December 2012

Table of Contents Nuns’ Travels Chenrezig Hall Out in the Community November Visitors Thanksgiving Winter Retreats More News Rain, snow, and sunny blue skies cycle through the days. The brilliant colors of fall quickly faded once the rains began, and the...

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...