Should I Go for Full Ordination?

Should I Go for Full Ordination?

Ven. Thubten Chodron responds to questions from a novice nun (Skt: sramanerika; Tib: getsulma) Letter from Chokyi Dear Ven. Chodron, I wanted to ask you about gelongma (bhikshuni) vows. I ordained as a novice two years ago, and a year ago, I asked my teacher, Geshe...
240 Acres of Heart

240 Acres of Heart

Inspiring the spread of kindness By Joanne Dahla “…240 acres of heart…” This is something I said during our breakfast session on the last day of my first visit to Sravasti Abbey. I was attempting to describe what I had experienced here. The...
First Ordination at Sravasti Abbey

First Ordination at Sravasti Abbey

by Thubten Chodron Not only was October 2, 2006 tsok day, Yom Kippur, the first day of Ramadan, and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, it was also the day of the first ordination at Sravasti Abbey Jan Howell, who has been living at the Abbey for a year and a half-one...