By Tracy Simmons
Religion News Spokane
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.