Happy New Year with Sravasti Abbey

Happy New Year with Sravasti Abbey

Kathy from Spokane joined us on New Year’s for the Vajrasattva retreat for the second time. At the closing go-around, she shared this little ditty, her “rap song” of the retreat: Blanketed with crystals of snow, The saffron sisters and their Abbey monk Warmly greeted...
Going on a Vacation with the Buddha

Going on a Vacation with the Buddha

Endah Dwijayastri, a member of the thubtenchodron.org migration team, sees Venerable Chodron in person for the first time and notices a difference. My name is Endah and I am a 26-year-old who lives in Indonesia. I have been following Venerable Chodron’s teachings...
Namaste, Glen Campbell

Namaste, Glen Campbell

Jane Roos recalls the lyrics of “Rhinestone Cowboy” to shine a light on the Sravasti Abbey Friends Education distance learning program’s unit on renunciation—the determination to be free from the star-spangled attractions of samsara: On the very first LP I ever bought...
Delight is Not the Problem

Delight is Not the Problem

Nancy Copeland-Payton reflects on her life and what she’s learned from the Sravasti Abbey Friends Education distance learning program. My geneticist son sits by the wood stove, analyzing his research data generated by the university super computer in Florida. I...
A Day in Nature

A Day in Nature

by Janet Single-Schwall I wanted to share about the day in nature that my husband David and I were privileged to have with Venerables Semkye, Samten, Chonyi, and Damcho. We picked them up after breakfast on September 29, 2014 and headed to the ancient Ross Creek Cedar...
Planning Ahead

Planning Ahead

We have all heard it — death is certain, time of death uncertain, next life uncertain—so, practice Dharma purely, now. One of our dear Dharma friends, Sage Miller, attended a Retreat on Death and Caring for the Dying at the Abbey and took the above advice seriously....