Buddhism and culture

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Part of a series of teachings given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2016.

  • Observing how easily distracted we are by worldly pleasures
  • How monastic life helps us to develop analytical wisdom and overcome our worldly conditioning
  • Our Dharma friends and spiritual community point out our habitual emotional patterns to help us
  • The importance of having a sense of humor
  • Buddhism exists within a culture
  • How politics and climate affect the practice of Buddhism
  • Having a spacious mind that can accommodate difference
  • How Buddhism developed after the Buddha’s passing
  • Differing historical accounts according to tradition
02 Exploring Monastic Life: Buddhism and Culture 08-03-16

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