A Weekend Retreat

A Weekend Retreat

Frederick Browne finds one good way to deepen practice: Last week, I was looking forward to having Venerable Tarpa arrive at Dharma Friendship Foundation for a weekend retreat. I was also a bit nervous because I have yet to master the art of sitting still when I...
240 Acres of Heart

240 Acres of Heart

Inspiring the spread of kindness By Joanne Dahla “…240 acres of heart…” This is something I said during our breakfast session on the last day of my first visit to Sravasti Abbey. I was attempting to describe what I had experienced here. The...
The Value of Taking Refuge

The Value of Taking Refuge

… and the power of a community of practitioners The following letter was written to the Abbey residents after Lydie, a young woman from France, visited us for nearly two weeks in August and September, 2006. My Dear Friends at Sravasti Abbey, My stay at Sravasti...
My Visit to Sravasti Abbey

My Visit to Sravasti Abbey

Sravasti Abbey through the eyes of eleven-year-old Kristen Garner: My visit to the Abbey. Hmmm. Well, let’s just say that I loved it. There is just a feeling that I get when I come here that makes me want to hug everyone in sight. Some of the nicest people I...