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To nurture a flourishing monastic community where learning and practicing the Buddha’s ancient teachings cultivates peace in the hearts of its residents, visitors and, by extension, in the world in which we live.
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama"Over recent years as interest in Buddhist teachings has grown in Western lands, monastics have faced various difficulties. Now that Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron is endeavouring to provide a situation in which Western monastics can pursue the discipline exemplified by our teacher, Buddha Shakyamuni, in a stable manner, I am happy to give her my support and encourage others who share this interest to do likewise." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama. See Letter in full.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche"Ven. Chodron has been dreaming, had this dream to establish Abbey for so many eons (laugh). For so many eons, so now it happens, now it's actualized and I think it's very wonderful...I thought when I came from down there, when you can see the house, it felt like going to see a very precious temple or holy place. That was the feeling. So I think feeling is good. Not that I have clairvoyance or anything, but in general case that it is helpful for Dharma practice. I think people that come here to practice, I think lucky people, lucky people. It's good." - Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Read more.

Panchen Otrul Rinpoche"Now it is time for the flourishing of Tibetan Buddhism also in the West. Dharma centers are not sufficient; a proper monastery is needed. ...Establishing a monastery is an important job, and I am very happy you are doing this work. I hope that this will be very successful!" - Panchen Otrul Rinpoche. Read more.

Khensur Jampa Tegchog Rinpoche"Thank you for having me at your centre, which you established for the temporal and ultimate good of the Dharma and living beings. Establishing a centre for Buddhist learning and practice, and more important, running it successfully, you are rendering the greatest service to Buddha…Please keep up the good work. - Khensur Jampa Tegchog Rinpoche. Read more.

 

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Sravasti Abbey - Chenrezig Hall

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to build Chenrezig Hall, a place of community and refuge to share the Buddha´s teachings.


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Chinese Bodhisattva Breakfast Corner
Sravasti Abbey is pleased to announce the launch of the Bodhisattva Breakfast Corner Chinese channel, 早安,菩萨 !Thanks to an enthusiastic team of volunteers from Singapore, Venerable Chodron’s talks on how to incorporate the Dharma into daily life are now available dubbed in Chinese. You can also download the transcripts of the talks in English and Chinese .

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Timeless Wisdom: Being the Knowing (DVD)

In 1995, Ajahn Amaro from Amaravati Monastery in the UK and Ven. Chodron did a talk together called “Timeless Wisdom: Being the Knowing.” They discuss Buddhist meditation and philosophy. They also relate how they, as westerners, found their way to Buddhism and monastic life. Both Ven. Chodron and Ven. Amaro are heads of their own monasteries, have lectured and taught around the world, and have published many books.This talk, along with some recent short teachings, is now available on DVD.

It’s a great video; here’s a ten minute excerpt from it.



New Books by Venerable Chodron


El Camino a la Felicidad
by Ven. Thubten Chodron
The latest book is El Camino a la Felicidad, the Spanish translation of A Path to Happiness, which also talks about practical applications of the Dharma, how to work with anxiety, and Buddhism in modern society.


Don't Believe Everything You Think
by Ven. Thubten Chodron
"A must-read for aspiring bodhisattvas."—Tenzin Palmo, author of Reflections on a Mountain Lake


Insight into Emptiness
edited by Ven. Thubten Chodron
"One of the best introductions to the philosophy of emptiness I have ever read."
—José Ignacio Cabezón

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Bodhisattva Breakfast Corner Channel Transcripts

2008年12月31日 [恐惧] - 11 失去东西的恐惧 - 早安, 菩萨!
抄本: 2008年12月31日 [恐惧] - 11 失去东西的恐惧 - 早安, 菩萨!
视频: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xO1zQIQO7Y

2008年12月30日 [恐惧] - 10 经济的恐惧 - 早安, 菩萨!
抄本: 2008年12月30日 [恐惧] - 10 经济的恐惧 - 早安, 菩萨!
视频: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFiICRHQrSU

2008年12月29日 [恐惧] - 09 健康 - 早安, 菩萨!
抄本: 2008年12月29日 [恐惧] - 09 健康 - 早安, 菩萨!
视频: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVyFtwELHRI

12-31-08 [Fear] 11 Fear Of Losing Things
Transcript:
12-31-08 [Fear] 11 Fear Of Losing Things
Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAJWSm30Vcw

12-30-08 [Fear] 10 The Economy
Transcript:
12-30-08 [Fear] 10 The Economy
Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrdJ4-XRU_8

12-29-08 [Fear] 09 Health
Transcript:
12-29-08 [Fear] 09 Health
Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRVYyi2SHrY

Bodhisattva Breakfast Corner Channel Transcripts

2008年12月28日 [恐惧] 08 应付恐惧设想的资源 - 早安, 菩萨!
抄本:
2008年12月28日[恐惧] 08 应付恐惧设想的资源 - 早安, 菩萨!
视频: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FuzxF4OrbE


2008年12月27日 [恐惧] 07 未来的恐惧 - 早安, 菩萨!
抄本:
2008年12月27日[恐惧] 07 未来的恐惧 - 早安, 菩萨!
视频: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrCgJomOQfo

12-28-08 [Fear] 08 Resources For Fearful Scenarios
Transcript : 12-28-08 [Fear] 08 Resources For Fearful Scenarios- BBCorner
Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5TXXVDYtwk

12-27-08 [Fear] 07 Fear Of The Future
Transcript : 12-27-08 [Fear] 07 Fear Of The Future - BBCorner
Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLJfvaM9tHE

Monastic Life
The 19th Annual Buddhist Monastic Gathering: How to Grow A Monastic 
by Venerable Thubten Chodron 

Health
Another Take on the Fifth Precept By Heather D

Bodhisattva Breakfast Corner Channel Transcripts

2008年12月25日 [恐惧] 06 决策的恐惧 - 早安, 菩萨!
抄本:
2008年12月25日[恐惧] 06 决策的恐惧 - 早安, 菩萨!
视频: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP_tPsC3nUc


2008年12月24日 [恐惧] 05 失去身份的恐惧 - 早安, 菩萨!
抄本:
2008年12月24日[恐惧] 05 失去身份的恐惧 - 早安, 菩萨!
视频: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFbxQtw8xJI


2008年12月22日 [恐惧] 04 死亡 - 早安, 菩萨!
抄本:
2008年12月22日[恐惧] 04 死亡 - 早安, 菩萨!
视频: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1qVKo6QLaU


12-25-08 [Fear] 06 Fear of Making Decisions
Transcript : 12-25-08 [Fear] 06 Fear of Making Decisions - BBCorner
Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg2jCbsq8Cg

12-24-08 [Fear] 05 Fear of Losing Our Identity
Transcript : 12-24-08 [Fear] 05 Losing Our Identity - BBCorner
Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jruTweY3zgQ

12-22-08 [Fear] 04 Dying
Transcript : 12-22-08 [Fear] 04 Dying - BBCorner
Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FENzilJCApU

Monastic Life
The Legality of Bhikkhuni Ordination 
by Bhikkhu Anālayo 

Daily Life Dharma
Be There for the Right Reasons By Ken M

Death and Dying
08-26-13 Helping A Dying Friend - BBCorner
08-27-13 Practices for the Deceased - BBCorner


CurrentEvents
The Earth Is Our Only Home by Ven Jampa
(Espanol)
Applications of Compassion by Thubten Chodron
(Espanol)

Daily Life Dharma
Meditations to Raise Consciousness for a Healthy Relationship with Nature by Thubten Ngawang
(Espanol)
The Kindness of Others by Ken Mondal
(Espanol)

Prison Dharma 
The Choices We Make by Bill Van Court
(Espanol)

Dealing with Emotions
Compassion as an Antidote to Depression By Thubten Chodron
(Espanol)

YouthAndDharma
Virtue Board
By Julia Hayes
(Espanol)

Audio Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way
Ven. Chodron is currently giving a commentary on Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way in preparation for the teachings on these stanzas by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe in July at the Abbey. These teachings are broadcast live on the Internet every Thursday.
Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way

Audio Sharing the Dharma Day - Don't Believe Everything You Think
By Venerable Thubten Chodron and the Sravasti Abbey Community
Talks through August 4 are now on the website.
Sharing the Dharma Day

Bodhisattva Breakfast Corner Channel Transcripts
2008年12月21日 [恐惧] 03 对于世界的恐惧 - 早安, 菩萨!
抄本:
2008年12月21日[恐惧] 03 对于世界的恐惧 - 早安, 菩萨!
视频: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFgQEOG88pE

12-21-08 [Fear] 03 Fear Of The World - BBCorner
Transcript :
12-21-08 [Fear] 03 Fear Of The World - BBCorner
Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8xVHsKzR3c

CurrentEvents
One year after the Aurora Shooting
12 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Ven. Chodron 07-18-13
On George Zimmerman's Acquittal

Death and Dying 
Teen suicide

Prison Dharma 
The Dharma is Flourishing by Ven Thubten Samten

Retreat
Nyung Ne Retreat

YouthAndDharma
Virtue Board By Julia Hayes

DailyLifeDharma
Work by Ken Mondal (espanol)

CurrentEvents
The Earth Is Our Only Home by Ven Jampa
Applications of Compassion by Thubten Chodron

Dealing with Emotions
Compassion as an Antidote to Depression By Thubten Chodron

Death and Dying
05-30-13 Practical Preparations for Death, Essential Spiritual Advice,Pt.20-BBCorner
05-31-13 Daily Practice for the Time of Death, Essential Spiritual Advice,Pt21-BBCorner
06-01-13 Clear Wishes for Our Final Moments, Essential Spiritual Advice,Pt.22-BBCorner

Prison Dharma 
The Choices We Make by Bill Van Court


Audio Interview with Ven. Thubten Chodron: Don't Believe Everything You Think
An interview with journalist Tracy Simmons of Spokane Faith and Values about Venerable's newly published book. Recorded 10 January 2013.
Interview

Thank You FOSA Singapore (blip.tv) from Sravasti Abbey

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Teaching Schedule

Events at Sravasti Abbey: Please see Abbey Events and Calendar.

Events at Other Venues: Please see Activities

  • April 25-27, Brisbane, Australia: Chenrezig Institute, 3-day retreat on Wheel of Sharp Weapons,10am to 4pm daily.

  • April 29, Brisbane, Australia: Langri Tangpa Centre, “Healing a Broken Heart: Transforming Grief and Loss,” 7pm to 9pm.
  • April 30, Sydney, Australia: Vajrayana Institute, “Don’t Believe Everything You Think,” 7pm to 9pm
  • May 1, Sydney, Australia: Bodhi Books and Gifts, book reading and signing of Ven. Chodron’s latest book, Living with an Open Heart: How to Cultivate Compassion in Everyday Life, 6pm to 7:30pm.
  • May 2, Sydney, Australia: Vajrayana Institute, public talk on “Living with an Open Heart,” 7pm to 9pm.
  • May 3-4, Sydney, Australia: 8th Annual MITRA Conference, “Destination Mindfulness,” University of Technology Sydney Guthrie Theatre with other presenters.
  • May 7, Bundanoon, NSW: Santi Forest Monastery, "Dealing with Negative Emotions in Relationships and Communities," 7pm



 
 

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