Learning to Create a Happy Mind

Learning to Create a Happy Mind

Tanya Lasuk stumbles onto a technique sitting in plain sight: About a year ago, it occurred to me that for a sadhana practice to be transformational, the imagery and recitations have to be deeply felt and experienced. Otherwise, the practice becomes a particularly...
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...
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...