Why I Support Sravasti Abbey

Why I Support Sravasti Abbey

Ken M. experiences some sweet gratitude. The short answer is the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha have changed my life. And I would like to see others benefit from the teaching’s of the Buddha as well. Now for the long answer. I don’t know what all the causes and conditions...
How Sravasti Abbey Supports Me

How Sravasti Abbey Supports Me

A student at the University of Idaho, Skyler has visited the Abbey a few times. He sent this note with his recent donation. After becoming fairly familiar with the Dharma, a growing wish to become a bodhisattva has started to motivate all of my actions.  I never...
Volunteer Appreciation Day 2014

Volunteer Appreciation Day 2014

Ken Mondal reflects on refuge and appreciation. I have taken refuge in many things during my life. Having a nice home and financial security has certainly been very important to me. Outdoor recreational activities have provided me with a great deal of sense pleasure....
Flowers in Winter

Flowers in Winter

Robbie, who first attended the Abbey’s Exploring Monastic Life Program in 2008 at age 16, continues to reflect on Dharma practice and monastic life now, at age 20. In a recent letter to Venerable Chodron, he shares some thoughts. The more I reflect, the more I want to...
Exploring Monastic Life

Exploring Monastic Life

Nathan Robnett-Conover, who recently graduated college, is contemplating becoming a monk and attended the Exploring Monastic Life program to learn more. He wrote the following at the conclusion of the program. So often my Dharma practice feels like wandering through a...
Retreat at Sravasti Abbey

Retreat at Sravasti Abbey

Lori Batina expresses appreciation after attending a weekend retreat: I would describe my visit to Sravasti Abbey for a weekend retreat as much needed nourishment along the path of life. Every now and then these all too brief but exquisite moments in time happen when...