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Labor Day Retreat: Developing Meditative Concentration

A motionless figure seated cross-legged, eyes lowered, and radiating peace: this is, perhaps, the most universal image of Buddhist meditation. It may look simple, but that concentrated state comes from skilled instruction and lots of practice. Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastery in the Tibetan tradition, will offer training and practice during its Labor Day retreat

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BRIEF: Upcoming retreat good for beginning Buddhists

From the Buddha’s point of view, genuine love — a wish for the happiness of another — is powerful medicine. Sravasti Abbey, the Buddhist monastery near Newport, will host a weekend meditation retreat, The Power of Love, April 26 to 28, to teach the steps to developing a more loving heart. Beginners are welcomed for this residential retreat...

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Nirvana Day is an opportunity to reflect

Today is the day many Buddhist celebrate Nirvana Day (sometimes referred to as Parinirvana Day). This holiday is the day many Buddhists observe the death of Siddhartha Gautama, and consequently his transition into Nirvana.

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Meditation retreat looks at cultivating forgiveness

It's likely that at some point everyone has felt wronged, betrayed and hurt. Psychologists and spiritual teachers of various traditions agree that forgiveness heals the emotional pain that bitterness and resentment create. But what is forgiveness? And how do we get there? Forgiveness is the theme of a meditation retreat at Sravasti Abbey …

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Buddhist, Christian holiday fall on same day this year

This April 8, while millions (dare I say billions) of Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, thousands (dare I say millions) of Buddhists will be celebrating the birth of Buddha. In a somewhat infrequent confluence of holy events, Easter Sunday this year corresponds perfectly with the …

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