The Choices We Make

The Choices We Make

Transforming every situation we face into the path of practice is one of the key teachings of the Buddha. However, very few of us have the opportunity to do this work with a death row inmate in his last few weeks of life. In October, Venerable Thubten Jampel from...
Being Prepared

Being Prepared

John attended the “Death and Caring for the Dying” course at Sravasti Abbey in May, 2010. While we were discussing the importance of having a virtuous attitude at the time of death, he shared how angry he becomes when he sees people texting when driving. But, he said,...
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...