eNews: May 2016

eNews: May 2016

Table of Contents Sharing the Dharma Day Venerable Chodron in Michigan and Europe Pravarana Two New Bhikshunis! Sharing Your Joy Retreat Out in the Community More News April has brought its share of showers along with some days that were more like July and others that...
Hospital Pilgrimage

Hospital Pilgrimage

Jonathan Owen has been studying Dharma and Tibetan language in Dharamsala, India for a couple of years now and looked forward to his dad’s visit from the U.S. They had a wonderful time as Jon shared his enthusiasm for Buddhism and took his dad to his favorite temples...
eNews: April 2016

eNews: April 2016

Table of Contents Retreat Something Exciting Happened! Buddhism at Maitripa Conclusion of the Retreat A Song to Mummy Tara 2015 Annual Report More News Spring is definitely here with its snow/rain one day and glorious sunshine the next. We welcome all the weather—even...
eNews: March 2016

eNews: March 2016

Table of Contents 2016 one-month refuge retreatants. Their portraits are here. One Month Retreat Concludes Losar Tara Puja Abbey Life Roger Jackson’s Visit More News The days are slowly getting longer and winter is lightening up. After some lovely snowfalls at...
In Praise of Trinley

In Praise of Trinley

Rebecca did the one-month winter retreat on refuge with the Abbey community and wrote this poem at the conclusion. I have found strength Joyous strength Capable of bestowing love. It is humble For it has Arisen in dependence upon A goal not yet actualized In self or...
Harmony

Harmony

A poem by inmate Al Ramos during Retreat from Afar Imagine if you will a world where everyone and everything is in perfect harmony. There are acorns upon this path and in each one is the potential. The shimmering reflection of grand oak trees. Sanctuaries whose roots...