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,...
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...
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...