Four monastics from Sravasti Abbey drove over to OGM from Newport to help out with the planting, share the meal, and go for a hike. Venerables Semkye, Chonyi, Samten, and Damcho worked with the monks and lay people to put in 180 trees in about an hour. The local newspaper, the Ferry County View,sent out a reporter to record the occasion.
The nuns gifted OGM with 4 beautiful trees; three Japanese Maples and a Grand Fir. The Sravasti Abbey monastics are part of the Tibetan lineage. Founded in 2003 by Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron, the Abbey is a place for women and men to ordain and train in the Dharma. Pictures