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....
Poison and Medicine

Poison and Medicine

Gedun looks at what really brings suffering and what brings happiness: Renunciation can not be forced. We must look at our sufferings and see them as such. Not in the way where we intellectually look at something and say ‘This action/thing/emotion causes...
Confirmation in the Family Circle

Confirmation in the Family Circle

Claire Lewis is a local Dharma friend from Sandpoint who makes her way to Sharing the Dharma Day and an occasional weekend retreat. She sent this note about another form of Abbey connection. Dear Abbey and all, My mother-in-law is 97, and she subscribes to several...