A Motivation of Appreciation

A Motivation of Appreciation

At the end of the Vajrasattva retreat in 2012, several of the participants did a “group motivation” one morning to thank the nuns who had given instructions on the Vajrasattva practice. Here is what they shared: Lorena: In The Little Prince, the Little Prince mentions...
eNews: March 2012

eNews: March 2012

Table of Contents Winter Retreat Is Almost Over Venerable Samten Goes for bhiksunī Ordination Sravasti Abbey: The Movie Sravasti Abbey Friends Education (SAFE) Guy Newland Is Coming Back Other News As the days grow longer the snow comes and goes. The paths alternately...
eNews: February 2012

eNews: February 2012

Table of Contents We’re Back in the Meditation Hall! Winter Retreat Retreat from Afar Other News Winter retreat brings a quiet time at the Abbey. There’s a lot going on, but it’s happening within people’s minds and hearts, so there’s little...
Back on the Path

Back on the Path

by Jillian As often happens, people practice enthusiastically for a while, and then as time goes on their enthusiasm lessens, their practice and study of the Dharma goes by the wayside, and they return to their previous habits in many areas of their lives. This is...
The Mirror of the Mind

The Mirror of the Mind

by Atenea Garza Levy For years I didn’t understand why my grandmother answered, “Hearts are mirrors,” every time I told her I loved her. I spent quite some time thinking what that could mean, and then I decided to stop, because I was only circling around the same...
Transformation

Transformation

One of the Retreatants from Afar wrote us about an unexpected result of her Dharma practice. Mary Grace teaches school and is a wife, mother, and grandmother in addition to being a Dharma practitioner. I want to thank all of you at the Abbey for this beautiful and...