Examining the motivation for monastic life.
Series: Exploring Monastic Life (2014)
Aiming for full awakening and our spiritual life.
Creating a solid motivation for ordaining, how the Buddha taught every type of person, and the beginning of the bhikshuni order.
How monastics relate to money and idle talk, the rules governing nuns, and self-confidence for female monastics.
The sometimes unusual origin stories of the monastic precepts help to explain the practical meanings, intentions, and applications of the Vinaya.
How ordination is different in the three living Buddhist traditions, and why the path to full ordination is so difficult for women.
Keeping good ethical conduct, which is the foundation of monastic life.
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.
Methods for leading life anchored on cooperation, unity and simplicity in monastic community.
How the many external changes that occur after ordination lead to internal transformation of body and mind.