SAFE: What I Learned

SAFE: What I Learned

by Sherran Pickering Sherran is a long time Buddhist student and meditator. She shares what she learned in Course 1A of the Sravasti Abbey Friends Education (SAFE) distance learning program and how it enriched her practice. The next SAFE session begins April 24....
Retreat from Afar: Life-Changing

Retreat from Afar: Life-Changing

by Lynne G. Lynne wrote to Ven. Chodron and the Abbey community about her life-changing experience at the conclusion of the 2017 Retreat from Afar on Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga. She lives in Ireland. This is the first retreat of any kind that I have done and I never...
Never Enough

Never Enough

 by Kenneth Mondal Several years ago my wife and I were vacationing in Key Largo, Florida. Our hotel room looked out on a marina that reeked of opulence. Every evening the yachts would start rolling in, each one more ostentatious than the prior one. I was intrigued by...
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...