Development of the sangha

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A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2005.

  • Spacing out or getting distracted affects not just ourselves but also the community we are living in
  • Relating our behavior, habits, and ways of being in the world to the state of our mind
  • History and development of the sangha (continued)
    • Full and new moon recitations of the Pratimoksha vows: admitting our faults to others makes us less attached to reputation and more trusting of others
    • Levels of Pratimoksha ordination
    • Decision-making in the sangha community
    • Rules of etiquette
    • Making confessions and giving feedback

Exploring Monastic Life 2005: Session 8 (download)

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