eNews: July 2016

eNews: July 2016

Table of Contents Prison Outreach Offering Service Saturday Meet the Neighbors Days Sharing the Dharma Day Tragedy in Orlando New Anagarikas Exploring Buddhism: Young Adult Week Community Outreach More News It’s summer and the Abbey is buzzing with Dharma...
Growing up in East Germany

Growing up in East Germany

Venerable Thubten Jampa shares about the culture she grew up in in the German Democratic Republic, and the process of transition after the fall of the Berlin Wall. See this June 27th BBC here. Living here at Sravasti Abbey, located in the US with most residents born...
Community Outreach

Community Outreach

by Venerable Thubten Chonyi The Spokane Interfaith Council, along with OutSpokane, invited the Abbey to take part in an interfaith worship service during the city’s 25th annual LGBTQ+ PRIDE Week. The organizers wanted to be as inclusive of all faith traditions...
The Fog of Ignorance

The Fog of Ignorance

Stephen rejoices in clarity: The fog of ignorance burned off by the rising sun of bright exalted wisdom, even the dew evaporating quickly. While obscured by this fog we are unable to see the vast landscape of karma and its effects only what is within our limited...
eNews: June 2016

eNews: June 2016

Table of Contents Venerable Chodron in Europe Part II Kathina & Sharing the Dharma Day Nyung Ne Retreat Seeing Yourself as You Really Are Retreat Outdoors at the Abbey Tara’s Refuge More News In addition to an explosion of iris blooms, May brought the first...
The Present

The Present

Stephen explores wanting: Anticipating an imagined future when we will finally be satisfied, we wish away the present, dissatisfied in every passing moment. Reminiscing about an idealized past when we had been happy, we long to return to that time, refusing to accept...