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Sravasti Abbey talks about the COVID-19 pandemic

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A continuing series of Bodhisattva Breakfast Corner talks focusing on how to practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Go to the Sravasti Abbey YouTube Channel playlist for our latest talks on this topic.

Responding to COVID-19

Venerable Thubten Chonyi explores ways to bring the COVID-19 outbreak into our practice, to help generate love, compassion and strengthen our determination to be free.

Cultivating Optimism During a Pandemic

Venerable Thubten Chodron responds to a request from the German magazine “Tibet and Buddhism” to talk about hope.

A Letter to Mom About the Coronavirus

In early February, Venerable Thubten Damcho’s mother wrote to her about the coronavirus outbreak in Singapore. She replies about the situation in the U.S.

Ghosts of Goodness in the Coronavirus Crisis

Venerable Thubten Chodron reads from an inspiring letter a person wrote about their experience of the coronavirus pandemic.

An Immune System Booster

Venerable Sangye Khadro shares three practices from the lamrim text “The Easy Path,” which are helpful and easy to practice during this difficult time.

Feeling Safer During a Pandemic

Venerable Sangye Khadro shares some methods for dealing with fear and worry in any situation.

Coronavirus: This is the Time to Practice

Venerable Thubten Chodron leads a meditation on examining our fear and anxiety related to the coronavirus, and encourages us to get grounded, rejoice at our good fortune and to focus on generating love for others.

Apathy, Fear, and Loss During This Shutdown

Venerable Thubten Chodron responds to a letter about coping with fear and loss during the coronavirus shutdown.

Preparing for Death

Venerable Sangye Khadro gives some advice on things we can do to overcome fear and anxiety about dying and to be more prepared for it.

She Carries Me by Jennifer Berezan

Sravasti Abbey’s gift to you on our first Sharing the Dharma Day in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. This song by Jennifer Berezan is about Guan Yin, the Buddha of Compassion, and how developing the qualities of compassion and wisdom will carry us through this difficult time. Learn more about Jennifer Berezan’s work at

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