Pomaia, Italy: Disarming the Mind retreat

Pomaia, Italy: Disarming the Mind retreat

Working with Anger for a Happier Life a residential retreat with Ven. Thubten Chodron   Can we use our upsetting emotions and difficult situations as growth material to improve our lives and those around us? Can we take disturbing feelings and transform them into...
Smith College: Life as a Western Buddhist Nun

Smith College: Life as a Western Buddhist Nun

Part of the Robed Warriors series Public Talk with Ven. Thubten Chodron “You’re becoming a what?” said Venerable Thubten Chodron’s family and friends when she announced in 1977 that she was going to become a Buddhist nun. How does a Western woman fit in a religion led...
Canceled: Sharing the Dharma Day

Canceled: Sharing the Dharma Day

Due to icy roads and predicted snow, Sharing the Dharma Day is canceled. See you April 2! One Sunday a month, Sravasti Abbey opens our doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha’s teachings and share in...
Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

This is the second installment of the teaching, picking up at Chapter 6, “The Higher Training in Wisdom: Thirty-Seven Aids to Awakening.” The chapter begins with a detailed exploration of the four establishments of mindfulness in the Pali and Sanskrit traditions....