Ven. Thubten Chodron invites the Abbey community—both resident and those afar—to reflect on the question: “What’s the purpose of a monastery?”
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.
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.