Sravasti Abbey welcome home two ordained nuns

By Tracy Simmons
Religion News Spokane

The Sravasti Abbey community in Newport is now home to five official bhikshunis, or ordained nuns.

Ven. Chonyi and Ven. Jigme recently returned from Taiwan, where they participated in the International Triple Platform Full Ordination training and ceremony, making them the fourth and fifth bhikshunis at the abbey.

According to the monastic ethical code (the Vinaya), a community with four or more ordained nuns is authorized to hold special sangha activities. The abbey is now able to host a bi-monthly confession and precept ceremony, known as posadha.

More photos of the sisters’ trip can be seen on the abbey website.


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