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BRIEF: Sravasti Abbey to host open house

On June 16 Sravasti Abbey, the Buddhist monastery outside of Newport, will host an open house for visitors to tour the property and meet abbey residents.

The abbey's five ordained nuns, including Venerable Thubten Chodron, founder of the abbey, will be available to visit with guests during the event.

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Recounting The Life of the Buddha

More than 2,500 years ago an Indian prince, Siddhartha, abandoned his privileged life in order to understand how to overcome suffering. Eventually, he became the Buddha, “the Fully Awakened One,” attaining peace through transforming his own mind. He spent the next 45 years teaching others how to do it too. …

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Buddhist abbey now home to 5 U.S.- born fully ordained nuns

NEWPORT, Wash. —  There aren't a lot of Buddhists in America — around 3 million or so, according to the Pluralism Project. And if the denomination is a minority then it makes sense that there isn't exactly an abundance of monasteries here either, let alone Buddhist clergy. Because there's no …

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