Living in Community

How monastic community life supports living in the precepts and brings other benefits.

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Sravasti Abbey monastics and lay friends bow to each other during a food offering ceremony.

Life at Sravasti Abbey

Why and how Sravasti Abbey was founded to support the flourishing of the Three Jewels in the west.

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A row of novice nuns kneels to receive a stick to enter the annual monastic retreat.

Monastic Rites

How Sravasti Abbey conducts the essential rites the Buddha prescribed for monastics.

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Venerable Thubten Chodron with monastics at Lama Tsongkhapa Institute in Pomaia, Italy.

Monastic Teachings (Italy 2017)

Teachings given to monastics at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa in Pomaia

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A group of shiksamanas in the Abbey library reading their precepts at the round table.
Living in Community

The benefits of living in community

Venerable Chodron talks with a monastic about what it means to take full ordination.

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Nuns performing the bimonthly confession of precepts at Sravasti Abbey.
Monastic Rites

Posadha at Sravasti Abbey

An explanation of the ritual known as posadha, during which monastics purify and restore their…

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Venerable standing behind a podium with a photograph of the Sravasti Abbey community projected behind her.
Living in Community

The six harmonies: Setting the stage for living toge...

The six harmonies help people come together to create a spiritual community with the conditions…

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Group photo of participants from the Living Vinaya in the West program.
Life at Sravasti Abbey

Living Vinaya in the United States

A paper on the bhikshuni sangha in the west written by a nun who participated…

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Life at Sravasti Abbey

The past and future of the bhikshuni sangha in the West

The role of the sangha in preserving and spreading the Dharma. The relationship of the…

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Life at Sravasti Abbey

Purpose of a monastery

A discussion on ways in which the structure of monastery life serves to transform our…

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A large group of monastics posing for a photo.
Life at Sravasti Abbey

Benefiting the world through the Dharma

A talk with Tibetan nuns about Sravasti Abbey and how monastic life is being involved…

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Venerable Chodron sitting in a chair, holding a book and teaching.
Life at Sravasti Abbey

Buddhist monastics in the Inland Northwest

How Sravasti Abbey found a home in rural Washington and the purpose of a Buddhist…

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Monastic Rites

Kathina celebration 2018

A short talk about the kathina robe ceremony to celebrate the end of the monastic…

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Ven. Chodron leading a group of monastics in a chant.
Life at Sravasti Abbey

The future is up to us

A participant in Sravasti Abbey's recent "Living Vinaya in the West" course considers how the…

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Life at Sravasti Abbey

Transmitting the lamp of the Dharma

Encouraging all Buddhists to work together to transmit the lamp of the Dharma from one…

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