Questions and answers with monastics

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Questions and answers and discussion with monastics at the Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa in Pomaia (Pisa), Italy.

  • Caring for aged or ill residents in a monastery
  • The benefits of diversity in the sangha community
  • The different roles of residents in the community
  • Conflict resolution in the community according to the vinaya
  • Teaching secular ethics to lay people
  • Pindapata and obtaining food for the community
  • Getting personal matters settled before ordaining
  • The difference in creating a monastery in the West and in Asia
  • Screening applicants for ordination
  • Becoming clear about one’s family role and responsibilities before ordaining

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