Supporting monastics in the West

The role of lay people

A talk by long-time practitioner Kathleen (Zopa) Herron about lay support of the monastics at Sravasti Abbey. The talk was sponsored by Shakyamuni Tibetan Buddhist Center, Portland, Oregon.

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    • Why we need to support monastics, who hold and disseminate the roots of the traditional teachings
    • Differences between living at the Abbey as a monastic or as a lay person
    • Difficulty of getting out of the self-centered hallucination
    • What an Abbey lay resident does to support monastic training in the West
    • Opportunities to visit and give service to the Abbey for lay supporters
    • Daily schedule and some of the activities at the Abbey
    • Questions and answers


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