Power of Compassion Retreat

Power of Compassion Retreat

Nancy was a Emergency Room doctor for thirty years. She attended the Power of Compassion retreat led by Ven. Chodron at Sravasti Abbey in July, 2013. Here she shares a breakthrough she had during the retreat that is carrying forward into her life. I still see their...
First Impressions: India after a Week

First Impressions: India after a Week

Venerable Chonyi comes face to face with suffering: Sacred India, seat of the Buddha, Shakyamuni, Precious teacher, supreme physician, Healer of all disease, Whose powerful medicine destroys all their causes. Om mani padme hum. Disease manifests physically in human...
What The Sunflower Teaches

What The Sunflower Teaches

Julia attended the celebration we had for International Bhikkhuni Day at the UU Church. When she saw one of the Abbey nuns, she handed her a huge sunflower, which the bhikkhuni gratefully accepted as we love sunflowers at the Abbey. Later, Julia sent us this...
A Bhikshuni’s Practice

A Bhikshuni’s Practice

Elycia Koh Yew Tee attended Exploring Buddhism, the program for young adults, in 2012, where she met Terri who was then an anagarika. When Terri  became a siksamana (nun in training), Elycia wrote this poem to celebrate. Seeing the truth in the Buddha’s Dhamma; Dhukka...
Be Generous While You Can

Be Generous While You Can

Amanda Karg reflects on giving while faced with the impermance of life: Dear Venerable Chodron & Sravasti Abbey residents, I first heard Lamrim teachings a little over two years ago when I discovered your website and podcasts. It had a profound life-changing...