Living in Community
How monastic community life supports living in the precepts and brings other benefits.
Life at Sravasti Abbey
Why and how Sravasti Abbey was founded to support the flourishing of the Three Jewels in the west.VIEW CATEGORY
How Sravasti Abbey conducts the essential rites the Buddha prescribed for monastics.VIEW CATEGORY
Practical and contemporary perspectives from an abbess and her students on the joys and challenges of building, sustaining, and thriving in religious community.
Karmans for the Creation of Virtue
Teachings by Vinaya master Bhikshu Benyin on the activities in which monastics should engage in order to preserve the monastic lifestyle. This text is best read by fully ordained Buddhist monastics.
Varsa, Pravarana, and Kathina Rites
Rites for entering and concluding the annual monastic retreat from the Dharmaguptaka Vinaya. This text is best read by Buddhist monastics.
Monastic Teachings (Italy 2017)
Teachings given to monastics at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa in Pomaia, Italy.View Series
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The benefits of living in community
Venerable Chodron talks with a monastic about what it means to take full ordination.View Post
Posadha at Sravasti Abbey
An explanation of the ritual known as posadha, during which monastics purify and restore their…View Post
The six harmonies: Setting the stage for living toge...
The six harmonies help people come together to create a spiritual community with the conditions…View Post
Living Vinaya in the United States
A paper on the bhikshuni sangha in the west written by a nun who participated…View Post
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…View Post
Purpose of a monastery
A discussion on ways in which the structure of monastery life serves to transform our…View Post
Benefiting the world through the Dharma
A talk with Tibetan nuns about Sravasti Abbey and how monastic life is being involved…View Post
Buddhist monastics in the Inland Northwest
How Sravasti Abbey found a home in rural Washington and the purpose of a Buddhist…View Post
Kathina celebration 2018
A short talk about the kathina robe ceremony to celebrate the end of the monastic…View Post
The future is up to us
A participant in Sravasti Abbey's recent "Living Vinaya in the West" course considers how the…View Post
Sravasti Abbey hosts “Living Vinaya in the Wes...
A historic event at Sravasti Abbey: 49 nuns gather to learn and live the Vinaya…View Post
Transmitting the lamp of the Dharma
Encouraging all Buddhists to work together to transmit the lamp of the Dharma from one…View Post