Larry and I were so happy to hear from some old friends of ours from Sravasti Abbey in Spokane WA U.S.A. Bikshuni's or Ani's Semkye and Chonyi, Students of Venerable Thubten Chodron decided to stop here for a few days before meeting up with another group to go to Varanasi and Bodhgaya. We were so happy to have them here, it has been over 2 years since we saw them last.
Taking time to tour the classrooms with Tashi
Such beautiful Buddha statues and artifacts
Gen Kunsang tells us the heartfelt story of his close relationship with his friend the elephant : )
Making a Dharma Connection
Our monks were so happy with the yummy snacks of apples and peanuts
new monks shirts
And these beautiful deity cards.
the monks were so excited about these!
Thank you so much Venerable Chonyi and Venerable Semkye for your visit and the special gifts from Sravasti Abbey, We hope to see you again soon!