eNews: November 2012

eNews: November 2012

Table of Contents Chenrezig Hall 18th Annual Buddhist Monastic Gathering October 6 Celebrations Winter Retreats A New Book Out & About Sharing the Dharma More News Our late dry summer has finally given way to autumn rains, and the thirsty forest and gardens are...
What The Sunflower Teaches

What The Sunflower Teaches

Julia attended the celebration we had for International Bhikkhuni Day at the UU Church. When she saw one of the Abbey nuns, she handed her a huge sunflower, which the bhikkhuni gratefully accepted as we love sunflowers at the Abbey. Later, Julia sent us this...
eNews: October 2012

eNews: October 2012

Table of Contents Concentration Retreat & Sharing the Dharma Day A New Monastic and a New Anagarika Chenrezig Hall Chenrezig & Compassion Retreat Guests Galore International Bhikkuni Day More News Summer is just beginning to change into autumn, though fall’s...
A Bhikshuni’s Practice

A Bhikshuni’s Practice

Elycia Koh Yew Tee attended Exploring Buddhism, the program for young adults, in 2012, where she met Terri who was then an anagarika. When Terri  became a siksamana (nun in training), Elycia wrote this poem to celebrate. Seeing the truth in the Buddha’s Dhamma; Dhukka...
eNews: September 2012

eNews: September 2012

Table of Contents Exploring Monastic Life Chenrezig Hall Volunteers & Sharing the Dharma Day Guests and Projects Teachings SAFE Course Resumes September 10 More News Turkeys, flowers, veggies, buildings, knowledge, and merit—everything is growing at Sravasti Abbey...
Value of a supportive community for monastic training

Value of a supportive community for monastic training

While an anagarika Venerable Jampa wrote this reflection on the supportive Abbey community I have been living at Sravasti Abbey as an anagarika (someone keeping eight precepts) since October 2011. After my attendance at Exploring Monastic Life in August 2010 I took...