Sravasti Abbey is among the first of its kind: an American monastic community where aspiring monks and nuns and serious lay students can learn to practice the Buddha's pure Dharma. Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron founded Sravasti Abbey in Newport, Washington in 2003. The weekly teachings uploaded here are now archived on Sravasti Abbey's Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/sravastiabbey. They are streamed live every Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. PST/ 9:00 p.m. EST on Justin.tv. Join us live at http://www.justin.tv/sravasti_abbey. For many more teachings in audio and transcript formats, as well as articles and talks, visit: http://www.thubtenchodron.org.
Ven. Chodron teaches on Verses 11 to 24 of Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas, which focus on grieving for the loss of those whom we are attached to. She highlights how practicing the Dharma will be of greater benefit to ourselves and our loved ones, and rounds off by reminding everyone of the value of building a place like Sravasti Abbey.
As part of the teachings on the first chapter of Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas, which focus on impermanence and death, Ven. Semkye explains the 9-point death meditation in the Lam Rim Chen Mo, and leads a meditation on imagining the time of death.