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.
One Sunday a month, Sravasti Abbey opens our doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore Buddhism. The day includes mediation, a talk, vegetarian potluck, discussion, and fellowship.
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.
Bhikshuni Changshen from Dharma Drum Mountain in Taiwan posted this report to her organization’s magazine.