Audio Slideshow: Welcoming a sister

NEWPORT, Wash. (RNS) On Sunday Sravasti Abbey welcomed a new novice nun to its community. In an ordination ceremony Daniela Mieritz took vows and became Venerable Thubten Jampa. Ruby Pan also took vows to become an Anagarkia.

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Sravasti Abbey a dream fulfilled for American Budddhist nuns

NEWPORT, Wash. (RNS) Just outside of town, Sravasti Abbey is one of the only monastic communities in the West for Americans to study the Buddha's teachings. The abbey now has five U.S.-born, fully ordained nuns, which allows ceremonies to be held. By Tracy Simmons.

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