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...
Getting Back on Track

Getting Back on Track

The following is excerpts from an email that Gena Butler wrote the Abbey, describing how she began healing from grief and getting back on track. Dear Venerables Thubten Chodron, Thubten Chonyi and Thubten Semkye, Venerable Chonyi, you gave me the most kind of words...