The Dharma has Taken on a New Look for Me

The Dharma has Taken on a New Look for Me

Robbie Groves has been interested in the Dharma since he was young, and first came to the Abbey in 2008 when he was sixteen. Here are his reflections in 2010 on how the Dharma looks new to him. After reading a lot of Dharma books for many years, I’ve decided to start...
Pretending Can Be Powerful

Pretending Can Be Powerful

I just watched the latest Bodhisattva Breakfast Corner talk (Feb. 8, 2011) where you mentioned “pretending can be very powerful” and wanted to share this short anecdote on a different type of “pretending” that I thought you and others might like: You may remember I...
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,...
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,...