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BRIEF: What we can learn from Buddhist nuns

Why are Western women shaving their heads and donning the robes of the Dalai Lama? What is it like to commit to a monastic life? How do women end up making this choice? What can lay people learn from them as they reflect on their own spiritual choices?

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Sunday is Sharing the Dharma Day at Sravasti Abbey

Sravasti Abbey — the Tibetan Buddhist monastery near Newport — will open its doors on Sunday Sharing the Dharma Day.

The monthly event offers an opportunity to explore meditation, hear a talk drawn from Buddhist teachings, share a vegetarian potluck lunch and enrich the experience through facilitated small-group discussion, according to the abbey.

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During ordination ceremony, woman commits to monastic life

NEWPORT — Daniela Mieritz touched her palms together, closed her eyes and let shavings of hair fall onto the dark blue towel draped around her neck.

About 30 people sat facing her, watching the sacred ceremony. Mieritz never opened her eyes to look at them, though a smile occasionally crept across her face as her teacher, Venerable Thubten Chodron, delicately took a razor to Mieritz’s scalp.

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