Touched by the Sacredness of Sravasti Abbey

Touched by the Sacredness of Sravasti Abbey

A friend of mine suggested I write about my trip to Western Tibet, and I found on the back of this scrap paper I happened to have with me something I wrote several years ago: “Overcome by the glory of a sacred place, Mt. Kailas, holiest of mountains and...
Prayer to Tara on Behalf of Animals

Prayer to Tara on Behalf of Animals

“Let their rebirths make them upright and alert, ready to be a vessel for the Dharma” by Lisa Stewart Compassionate Mother Tara I respectfully prostrate at your perfect feet and present to you clouds of a countless variety of offerings. Beloved Tara Please look...
Practical Dharma

Practical Dharma

Ulric Lequest is a 23-year-old student in anthropology who attended the Buddhist Practice and Community Living program for young adults at the Abbey in June, 2006. Just after that, he went to Brazil to do research on creating functioning and empowering communities....
Request to Lama Tsongkhapa

Request to Lama Tsongkhapa

Written during Vajrasattva retreat, 2006 by Nanc Nesbitt (now Venerable Semkye): I request you, great Tsongkhapa, most noble one whose profound wisdom and deep compassion helped the Buddha’s teachings return to their original purity and brilliance in the Land of...