On January 22, Fifty Buddhist nuns from nine countries will meet at Sravasti Abbey, near Newport, Washington, for a 16-day training program on the Vinaya, the code of Buddhist monastic discipline.
Living Vinaya in the West is the first training program offered in the U.S. for Western nuns with English translations and resources.
Ven. Master Wuyin, founder and abbess of the Luminary International Buddhist Society (LIBS) in Taiwan, and six senior nuns from her institute will teach in Mandarin with English translation. Wuyin has been a fully ordained Buddhist nun for almost 60 years. Under her guidance, LIBS has grown into a respected center that provides nuns with monastic education through study programs and text translation.