Living in a monastic environment

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A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2010.

  • The theoretical and practical aspects of living in a monastic environment
  • How monastic precepts and monastery guidelines help us to overcome our self-centeredness
  • How community living helps us to cultivate contentment
  • Simple acts of daily life such as walking, sitting and even removing our shoes convey to others the “raw material” of which we are made
  • Questions and answers
    • Monastics describe their own experiences in receiving support from within the community

Exploring Monastic Life 2010: Session 1 (download)

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