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Ven. Thubten Chodron/Wikipedia
Ven. Thubten Chodron/Wikipedia

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. Refreshments will be provided and there will be continuous showings of a new short video about the monastery.

Guests are invited to drop in any time to catch parts of the day's program:

1 p.m.  Arrival & tea
1:30-1:45 p.m.  Welcome by Ven. Chodron
1:50 p.m.  Tour of the Abbey facilities
2:30-2:50 p.m. Chanting
3 p.m.  Tour of the Abbey
3:30-4 p.m  Meditation instruction
Sravasti Abbey is located at 692 Country Lane. For directions call or email the office: [email protected] or (509) 447-5549.

Readers have you ever been to the abbey? What was your experience?

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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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