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...
Meeting our Singaporean Dharma Friends

Meeting our Singaporean Dharma Friends

by Venerable Thubten Chonyi I was in Singapore by the kind invitation of Friends of Sravasti Abbey Singapore (FOSAS) to accompany Venerable Chodron for her annual teaching trip. The Singaporeans have given so much to support Sravasti Abbey that it was high time they...
Getting Back on Track

Getting Back on Track

The following is excerpts from an email that Gena Butler wrote the Abbey, describing how she began healing from grief and getting back on track. Dear Venerables Thubten Chodron, Thubten Chonyi and Thubten Semkye, Venerable Chonyi, you gave me the most kind of words...
Beautiful Birthday Wishes

Beautiful Birthday Wishes

Jodi Gulka from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada sent this prayer of aspiration for the Abbey’s fifth birthday: Hello to everyone at the Abbey and Happy Birthday!! Wishing everyone at the Abbey all the best!!! Busy week for everyone with the 5th birthday celebration...
A Better Investment

A Better Investment

Dharma friend Eric Yensen shared this story and offering with Ven. Semkye: Dear Venerable Semkye, Before you ordained, I promised to send you some money when I had it, and I want to make good on my promise. The enclosed amount is small, much smaller than I would like...