Delight in Giving

Delight in Giving

Susan and Paul Mitchell donated and installed a new stove at the Abbey. We wrote to thank them and this was Susan’s reply: We’re happy you like the stove-I’ve wanted to replace it for a long time, so it gives me a lot of pleasure to be able to offer...
I’m Thinking of Ordaining

I’m Thinking of Ordaining

Ven. Thubten Chodron responds to a student’s queries about ordaining Letter from Anita Dear Ven. Chodron, I’ve been considering ordaining but have some doubts and questions. I live alone, and I feel alone. I have good work as a high school teacher, which gives...
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...
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....