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...
Kindness and Community

Kindness and Community

Tsundru Kelly met Ven. Chodron and the Dharma as a teenager, and he has been a steady student ever since, attending retreats and teachings and applying Dharma principles to his life. In his early twenties, he came to live and practice with the Abbey community for...
A Joy Journal

A Joy Journal

A hospice worker, Lynn McDougal attended the course/retreat, “Preparing for Death, Caring for the Dying,” at the Abbey in May, 2010. She sent us this message a week or so after the retreat. I have to thank you once more for such stellar teachings about, and...
From Grumpiness to Goodness

From Grumpiness to Goodness

Wendy Garner discovers the joy in making offerings On the last day of a week-long retreat at Sravasti Abbey, I commented to a friend that I’d enjoyed every aspect of the retreat. However, it didn’t start out that way… On the first day of the retreat,...