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Colors of Summer – June

Brilliant blue skies, fluffy white clouds, lush green meadows, and pink and purple blossoms invite beings of all kinds to enjoy the beauty of the Abbey’s spiritual and natural abundance.

A Lively Spring – June

These days, we are spending lots of time outside in the garden and forest. We were delighted to welcome a handful of fully vaccinated guests for an Offering Service Saturday after so many months of quarantine.

Good Karma Retreat with Ven. Thubten Chodron – June 

For our annual Memorial Day Retreat, Ven. Chodron began teaching from Good Karma, her commentary on “The Wheel of Sharp Weapons” by Master Dharmarakshita. He wrote these verses on how to create the causes for happiness and avoid creating the causes for suffering centuries ago, but they are still applicable today.

An Active May

May brought a variety of activities, from building a new woodshed, to hosting a Sharing the Dharma Day and online teachings, to our Moving Day when all monastics change rooms. This annual practice helps us learn to let go and loosen attachment.

Wildflowers in May

The forests, meadows, and trails surrounding the Abbey are blooming with fresh flowers, green leaves, and tender needles. Stopping to look at the ground reveals a variety of wildflowers that are show-stoppingly beautiful, making our walks a feast of offerings to the buddhas and bodhisattvas.

It’s Blooming and Flourishing – May

May brings the community lots of opportunities to reach out to all sentient beings, not just by teaching the Dharma, but also by nurturing the garden and the forest. We are grateful to have this opportunity to study, practice, and benefit all kinds of beings.

Spring Activities at the Abbey – April

After a long winter, we now have many opportunities to go outside. Even our four-legged friends are using their outdoor “kitty condos” to watch the frogs and birds return. We joyously performed our annual Kathina ceremony and received the robe of merit.

Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature – April

In this five-day course, Venerable Chodron began teaching the third volume in the Library of Wisdom and Compassion series co-authored with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. About 100 participants joined, including residents and online listeners. Ven. Chodron did not shy away from presenting the reality of samsara by teaching us about the Four Truths of the Aryas. She will continue teaching from this volume on Friday nights. Find the live and archived teachings here.

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