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.
Monasteries are rare and precious places where we can test and expand the limits of our love.
Responding to a question posed to the Ask a Buddhist feature at Spokane FAVS, Ven. Thubten Chonyi describes a nuns’ life.
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.