Exploring Monastic Life is for qualified lay people exploring the possibility of ordination, and for monks and nuns that have been ordained for five years or less.
“Buddhist Monastics in the Inland Northwest” introduces the Sravasti Abbey to Spokane. Founder and abbess Ven.Thubten Chodron speaks in the morning. Ven. Thubten Chonyi teaches meditation in the afternoon.
The Kathina offering ceremony is a joyful way celebration of the end of winter retreat. It’s also an opportunity for friends to help replenish the Abbey’s supplies after the long winter.
Two special gifts were part of Venerable Bhikshuni Master Wuyin’s blessings for the Abbey.
For Christina, Living Vinaya in the West brings an invitation for young people to train in spiritual community.