Sravasti Haiku

Sravasti Haiku

Eight haiku inspired by a stay at Sravasti Abbey by Christiaan Hannes Sravasti (1) Caress from afar. A breeze rustles distant leaves— and then I feel it. Sravasti (2) Lunch at Sravasti. Insects, birds and minds will fly— as mountains will not. Sravasti (3) Walking and...
Varsa Begins with Vinaya Teachings

Varsa Begins with Vinaya Teachings

Entering the varsa with special Vinaya teachings from Ven. Heng-Ching from Taiwan The community began our fourth annual varsa—the 3-month “snows retreat” for the monastic community—with ceremonies and Vinaya teachings. Ven. Heng-Ching Shih of National...
eNews: January 2017

eNews: January 2017

Table of Contents Ven. Chodron and Ven. Damcho in Singapore and Malaysia Venerables in India Congratulating the New Geshe-mas! Sharing the Dharma Day Community Outreach December Holidays Books & Courses More News December has seen much coming and going, and plenty...
Self-Acceptance

Self-Acceptance

a motivation by Stephen Taul   Recently, I have been focusing on the practices of self-acceptance and self-empathy as taught in Non-Violent Communication. It seems to me that this is the first thing to do on the spiritual path. How can we develop compassion for...
Celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa Day

Celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa Day

Celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa Day Friday, December 23, 2016   All merit accumulated on this day is multiplied 100,000 times Lama Tsongkhapa   Lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) was one of Tibetan Buddhism’s greatest scholars and yogis. His brilliant illumination...
A Bodhi Leaf Offering

A Bodhi Leaf Offering

Ven. Chodron is winding up a series of teachings in Singapore and Malaysia. Last week, Annette, one of Ven. Chodron’s Singapore students, came by Pureland Marketing where Venerable is staying. Annette wanted to make an offering—108 hand-made ceramic bodhi...