Kindness and Community

Kindness and Community

Tsundru Kelly met Ven. Chodron and the Dharma as a teenager, and he has been a steady student ever since, attending retreats and teachings and applying Dharma principles to his life. In his early twenties, he came to live and practice with the Abbey community for...
A Joy Journal

A Joy Journal

A hospice worker, Lynn McDougal attended the course/retreat, “Preparing for Death, Caring for the Dying,” at the Abbey in May, 2010. She sent us this message a week or so after the retreat. I have to thank you once more for such stellar teachings about, and...
Sravasti Abbey Prison Outreach 2009

Sravasti Abbey Prison Outreach 2009

by Jack Weinberg Ven. Chodron began working with inmates in 1997 when an inmate wrote a letter to Dharma Friendship Foundation, the Dharma center where she taught, and requested information about Buddhism. Since then the project has expanded. Jack in Boise has handled...
The Bodhisattva’s Way: A New Christmas Tradition

The Bodhisattva’s Way: A New Christmas Tradition

A Dharma friend in Italy, Giacomo Dorigo, got the inspiration to request Abbey residents to recite the entire text of Shantideva’s A Guide to a Bodhisattva’s Way of Life on Christmas Day. He sent a beautiful dedication along with his offering and request:...
WOW!!

WOW!!

Patsy Koh expresses her encouragement for the Abbey and the website. For the past few years I have received regular updates of the Abbey’s activities through email. I visit the Sravasti Abbey website frequently and enjoy most when I browse through the photo gallery....
From Grumpiness to Goodness

From Grumpiness to Goodness

Wendy Garner discovers the joy in making offerings On the last day of a week-long retreat at Sravasti Abbey, I commented to a friend that I’d enjoyed every aspect of the retreat. However, it didn’t start out that way… On the first day of the retreat,...