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

Janet Single-Schwall shares about the day she and her husband David spent exploring nature with Venerables Semkye, Samten, Chonyi, and Damcho.

Planning Ahead

Planning Ahead

“Knowing the Abbey will be there for me at my time of death has brought me peace of mind.”

Sage Miller, Seattle, WA

Causes for Calm

Causes for Calm

Carrie Loranger, a student in the Sravasti Abbey Friends Education (SAFE) distance learning program, examines causes and effects of living the Dharma: This past week reflections on karma came up quite a bit. We do not know what karma we come into this life with, so...
Happiness

Happiness

Stephen W. attended a course given by Ven. Chodron in the early 1990s in India and has remained her student since. In 2014, he included the following in a letter to her.

Xalapa Group Retreat from Afar

Xalapa Group Retreat from Afar

Diana writes on behalf of the Rechung Dorje Dragpa center in Xalapa, Mexico, to share their experiences of doing the Vajrasattva Retreat from Afar together. We were 16 people doing the retreat, many of us for the first time. Additionally, other people attended our...