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...

Kindness

During a discussion group on the theme of kindness, Exiquio Cooper-Anderson had an “Ah ha” moment about kindness. Twenty-four years old and a veteran of the Iraq War, he had been at the Abbey almost two months when he wrote this. Q) What are the defining...
An Appreciation for Chenrezig Retreat from Afar

An Appreciation for Chenrezig Retreat from Afar

Creating an effective daily meditation practice: April, 2007 Dear Venerable Chodron, I sincerely appreciate having had the opportunity to participate in the Chenrezig retreat from afar. The retreat experience has benefited me greatly, especially by helping me to...