Monasticism and Environmentalism

Monasticism and Environmentalism

As the climate crisis continues to escalate, one becomes much more aware of how lifestyles contribute to the current planetary state. As a monastic I appreciate the simplicity of life here at the Abbey where the community makes very intentional choices on how we live...
Medicine that Heals

Medicine that Heals

Mary Grace Lentz is a long-time student of Venerable Chodron and a good friend of Sravasti Abbey. She left this note after a recent visit: Finding words to express my gratitude is challenging. If I could show you the change in my heart and mind, even though brief, you...
A Better Investment

A Better Investment

Dharma friend Eric Yensen shared this story and offering with Ven. Semkye: Dear Venerable Semkye, Before you ordained, I promised to send you some money when I had it, and I want to make good on my promise. The enclosed amount is small, much smaller than I would like...
A Weekend Retreat

A Weekend Retreat

Frederick Browne finds one good way to deepen practice: Last week, I was looking forward to having Venerable Tarpa arrive at Dharma Friendship Foundation for a weekend retreat. I was also a bit nervous because I have yet to master the art of sitting still when I...