Even Magpies

Even Magpies

by Lynn McDougal The year 2010 has now drawn to a close and, right on its heels is the drawing down of the first month of the White Tara retreat which I am participating in from afar. My experience doing this retreat has thus far been mixed – alternately enthusiastic,...
A Poem Trumpeting Ethical Conduct

A Poem Trumpeting Ethical Conduct

Oh virtue, oh virtue! This great tsunami of goodness Arising from the pure wish for reality to come into awareness for all beings thus unmasking confusion’s schemes and abolishing fear utterly demolishes the jungles of suffering. The blessed speech of the Buddha...
Being Prepared

Being Prepared

John attended the “Death and Caring for the Dying” course at Sravasti Abbey in May, 2010. While we were discussing the importance of having a virtuous attitude at the time of death, he shared how angry he becomes when he sees people texting when driving. But, he said,...
The Bodhisattva’s Way: A New Christmas Tradition

The Bodhisattva’s Way: A New Christmas Tradition

A Dharma friend in Italy, Giacomo Dorigo, got the inspiration to request Abbey residents to recite the entire text of Shantideva’s A Guide to a Bodhisattva’s Way of Life on Christmas Day. He sent a beautiful dedication along with his offering and request:...
WOW!!

WOW!!

Patsy Koh expresses her encouragement for the Abbey and the website. For the past few years I have received regular updates of the Abbey’s activities through email. I visit the Sravasti Abbey website frequently and enjoy most when I browse through the photo gallery....