Celebration and Recognition: Jeffrey Hopkins

Celebration and Recognition: Jeffrey Hopkins

One really marvelous thing of coming (to the Abbey) and seeing this now widespread community formed is the very fact that, to build such a community and for it to remain as a source of help and happiness for others—for this is what it is, right? It’s the aim—it takes...
Spiritual Time at Sravasti Abbey

Spiritual Time at Sravasti Abbey

Lizzie from Singapore reflects on her month-long visit It has long been my wish to visit Sravasti Abbey. The opportunity came for me to be able to make a trip there this October 2009. It was a long ride from Singapore, approximately 18 hours, but it was well worth it....
Poison and Medicine

Poison and Medicine

Gedun looks at what really brings suffering and what brings happiness: Renunciation can not be forced. We must look at our sufferings and see them as such. Not in the way where we intellectually look at something and say ‘This action/thing/emotion causes...
Confirmation in the Family Circle

Confirmation in the Family Circle

Claire Lewis is a local Dharma friend from Sandpoint who makes her way to Sharing the Dharma Day and an occasional weekend retreat. She sent this note about another form of Abbey connection. Dear Abbey and all, My mother-in-law is 97, and she subscribes to several...
The Practice of Forest Stewardship

The Practice of Forest Stewardship

As Dharma practitioners, we aspire to Buddhahood by developing the wish to benefit all living beings. Forest stewardship is a great example of how we can integrate that great aspiration into our daily lives. The forest is the home of countless living beings, many of...
Meeting our Singaporean Dharma Friends

Meeting our Singaporean Dharma Friends

by Venerable Thubten Chonyi I was in Singapore by the kind invitation of Friends of Sravasti Abbey Singapore (FOSAS) to accompany Venerable Chodron for her annual teaching trip. The Singaporeans have given so much to support Sravasti Abbey that it was high time they...