Delight in Giving

Delight in Giving

Susan and Paul Mitchell donated and installed a new stove at the Abbey. We wrote to thank them and this was Susan’s reply: We’re happy you like the stove-I’ve wanted to replace it for a long time, so it gives me a lot of pleasure to be able to offer...
Prayer to Tara on Behalf of Animals

Prayer to Tara on Behalf of Animals

“Let their rebirths make them upright and alert, ready to be a vessel for the Dharma” by Lisa Stewart Compassionate Mother Tara I respectfully prostrate at your perfect feet and present to you clouds of a countless variety of offerings. Beloved Tara Please look...
Practical Dharma

Practical Dharma

Ulric Lequest is a 23-year-old student in anthropology who attended the Buddhist Practice and Community Living program for young adults at the Abbey in June, 2006. Just after that, he went to Brazil to do research on creating functioning and empowering communities....
Request to Lama Tsongkhapa

Request to Lama Tsongkhapa

Written during Vajrasattva retreat, 2006 by Nanc Nesbitt (now Venerable Semkye): I request you, great Tsongkhapa, most noble one whose profound wisdom and deep compassion helped the Buddha’s teachings return to their original purity and brilliance in the Land of...
Yeshe and the Abbey Garden

Yeshe and the Abbey Garden

by Nanc Nesbitt In the last article in this series of metta in the garden, I shared my process of using the dharma to transform my indifference at times to the multitude of sentient beings affected by my gardening at the Abbey. In the past few months I have made some...