Halfway around the world from the Abbey, the idea that people are living an alternative way of life dedicated to kindness has a powerful effect.
Tag Archives | Buddhist nuns
Venerable Thubten Chodron explains how the role of monastics today is not much different than it was in times past.
A short talk about the kathina robe ceremony to celebrate the end of the monastic rains retreat, and why the Buddha introduced the the annual ceremony.
There are many ways to consider one’s desire to ordain. Motivation is the most important factor.
The lifestyle of a Buddhist nun or monk is based on Buddhist values of compassion, service, and spiritual practice.
An interview with Dharma Drum Humanity Magazine, in which Venerable Chodron talks about her early experiences being a monastic and the founding of the Abbey.
A participant in Sravasti Abbey’s recent Living Vinaya course considers how the monastic tradition contributes to the Dharma in the West.
A historic event at Sravasti Abbey: 49 nuns gather to learn and live the Vinaya in order to support monasticism in the West.
Encouraging all Buddhists to work together to transmit the lamp of the Dharma from one generation to the next.