Tibetan Tradition Bhikkhunis in America

Tibetan Traditions 

Sravasti Abbey 

Fulfilling a lifelong vision to support Western sangha, the venerable Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron founded Sravasti Abbey in Newport, Washington in 2003 and serves as Abbess. 

The Abbey's mission is to nurture a flourishing monastic community where learning and practicing Buddha's ancient teachings as passed down through the Tibetan lineages of Buddhism cultivate peace in the hearts of the residents and visitors and, by extension, in the world. 

Gampo Abbey 

A Western Buddhist Monastery in the Shambhala Tradition, Nova Scotia, Canada. Founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1984, it is a lineage institution of Shambhala and a corporate division of the Vajradhatu Buddhist Church of Canada. Under the spiritual direction of theSakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the spiritual head of Shambhala International, Gampo Abbey is guided by our abbot theVenerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpocheand its principal teacher Acarya Ven Bhiksuni Pema Chödrön. 

Vajra Dakini Nunnery 

Vajra Dakini Nunnery is a contemplative community of Buddhist nuns and lay practitioners, women and men, old and young, in the Tibetan Drikung Kagyu tradition. The nunnery was sited by HH Chetsang Rinpoche and Ven Dhyani Ywahoo at the Sunray Peace Village in Lincoln, Vermont in 2001. Venerable Kenmo Drolma is the founding abbess.