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Sravasti Abbey welcome home two ordained nuns

The Sravasti Abbeycommunity in Newport is now home to five officialbhikshunis, or ordained nuns.

Ven. Chonyi and Ven. Jigme recently returned from Taiwan, where they participated in theInternational 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 abi-monthly confession and precept ceremony, known asposadha.

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

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