The qualities of the monastic mind and qualifications required to become a monastic.
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How to relate to a spiritual mentor and how to tell family and friends about the aspiration to ordain, for those considering ordination.
What to consider about monastic life when exploring a monastic lifestyle.
How the many external changes that occur after ordination lead to internal transformation of body and mind.
Methods for leading life anchored on cooperation, unity and simplicity in monastic community.
How the monks’ and nuns’ vows were created by the Buddha to create harmony in the Sangha, inspire laypeople, bring liberation, and sustain the Dharma.
Keeping good ethical conduct, which is the foundation of monastic life.
How ordination is different in the three living Buddhist traditions, and why the path to full ordination is so difficult for women.
The sometimes unusual origin stories of the monastic precepts help to explain the practical meanings, intentions, and applications of the Vinaya.
How monastics relate to money and idle talk, the rules governing nuns, and self-confidence for female monastics.