Never Enough

Never Enough

 by Kenneth Mondal Several years ago my wife and I were vacationing in Key Largo, Florida. Our hotel room looked out on a marina that reeked of opulence. Every evening the yachts would start rolling in, each one more ostentatious than the prior one. I was intrigued by...
eNews: March 2017

eNews: March 2017

Table of Contents Winter Retreat Conclusion of the One-Month Retreat Nanshan Vinaya Texts Arrive! An Inspiring Motivation More News Like our minds, the enews during winter retreat quietens down. Every day appears pretty much the same, at least outwardly. Inside,...
No Small Thing: Gifts from China

No Small Thing: Gifts from China

The box that arrived from China was not small. Heavy and a little battered from transit, it held a precious treasure—32 volumes of Vinaya texts. Along with the gift came unexpected recognition for what we’re doing here at Sravasti Abbey. The texts are the...
Like Frogs in Samsara

Like Frogs in Samsara

by Ven. Thubten Damcho Every morning someone leads a motivation before the Abbey community begins our morning practice. Ven. Damcho shares this reflection from the Winter Retreat When I was a layperson living in Singapore, I used to eat at a food center where one of...
The Abbey on SpokaneFAVS

The Abbey on SpokaneFAVS

SpokaneFāVS—pronounced fāves, which stands for faith and values—has become a vital force for communication, conversation, and collaboration in the Inland Northwest, where the Abbey is located. An online news organization, they are dedicated to providing non-sectarian...
eNews: February 2017

eNews: February 2017

Table of Contents New Year’s Vajrasattva Retreat Lunch with the Sheriff Vinaya Course Varsa: The Snows Retreat Community Outreach Chinese New Year Winter Retreat is Beginning More News Quiet descends upon the snowy Abbey landscape as we shift into winter...