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Ven. Dadul Namgyal was last scene on Nov. 7 wearing these robes and jacket/Contributed

The family of Geshe Tenzin Chodrak (Dadul Namgyal), the Buddhist monk who went missing from Sravasti Abbey on Nov. 7, is offering a cash reward for information leading to his recovery.

The family told the Sravasti community that the reward is a last resort in “keeping our hope in finding him alive or dead.”

They are offering $25,000 and asking anyone with information to call the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s office at (509) 477-3151.

Namgyal, 64, was last seen near the abbey in Newport, at Country Lane (off Spring
Valley), and was wearing maroon robes and a jacket.

Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of FāVS.News, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.

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