Like Frogs in Samsara

Like Frogs in Samsara

by Ven. Thubten Damcho Every morning someone leads a motivation before the Abbey community begins our morning practice. Ven. Damcho shares this reflection from the Winter Retreat When I was a layperson living in Singapore, I used to eat at a food center where one of...
Pre-Inauguration Musings

Pre-Inauguration Musings

An open-hearted approach by Rebecca A family of concerned citizens Intent on virtue and Full awakening. Just people determine to practice – Together – for peace in a chaotic world. Nothing special, yet extraordinary Because of it. Relaxed, jovial, warm....
Sravasti Haiku

Sravasti Haiku

Eight haiku inspired by a stay at Sravasti Abbey by Christiaan Hannes Sravasti (1) Caress from afar. A breeze rustles distant leaves— and then I feel it. Sravasti (2) Lunch at Sravasti. Insects, birds and minds will fly— as mountains will not. Sravasti (3) Walking and...
Self-Acceptance

Self-Acceptance

a motivation by Stephen Taul   Recently, I have been focusing on the practices of self-acceptance and self-empathy as taught in Non-Violent Communication. It seems to me that this is the first thing to do on the spiritual path. How can we develop compassion for...
Prayer Request for Sravasti Abbey

Prayer Request for Sravasti Abbey

by Dawson Marino Dawson visited the Abbey for several weeks. When he returned to his home, he left behind this beautiful wish inspired by Indian sage Shantideva. May you be guards for those who are protectorless Guides for those who journey on the road. For those who...
So Now What?

So Now What?

by Kenneth Mondal  Okay. My worst nightmare has now come to pass. It appears that hatred, anger, bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia has been legitimized. We have just witnessed an election season where the Ten Non-Virtues of body, speech and mind are now politically the...