Challenging Ourselves

Challenging Ourselves

Becky applied to attend a course at the Abbey. In her application she said that she had a drink several times a week. We responded by asking her to stop drinking completely at least a month before coming to the Abbey so that she didn’t have to deal with changing this...
From Enemy to Brother

From Enemy to Brother

Kevin sent us this touching story, which is a perfect example of how artificial the categories of friend, enemy, and stranger are. When we look beyond superficial appearances and human-made boundaries, into people’s hearts, we see that we are all the same in wanting...
The Value of Constant Reminders

The Value of Constant Reminders

Cheri has been following our Bodhisattva Breakfast Corner talks for some time and wrote this note to the Abbey: Dear Venerables, Thank you all so much for everything that you do. I so appreciate all the teachings. For someone practicing alone, far from Sravasti Abbey,...
Cultural Diversity in the Medical Field

Cultural Diversity in the Medical Field

by Venerable Thubten Jigme I was invited to participate on a panel for a Culture and Diversity course for Washington State University College of Nursing. The goal of the panel was to inform a group of first year nursing students about how to best care for patients...
Bringing Compassion to the Prison System

Bringing Compassion to the Prison System

by Ven. Thubten Semkye The Dalai Lama’s message of tolerance, personal responsibility, and charity has provided a unifying commonality for a group of folks in Spokane who have formed an organization called Friends of Compassion. The central question arose: “How...