The meaning of ordination, how it is much more than just keeping precepts.
Series: Exploring Monastic Life (2019)
How community life is a fast-track to overcome the eight worldly concerns, and commentary to the ordination ceremony.
How to overcome a poor-quality view of ourselves, and how to generate a mind of sincerely going forth.
The meaning of taking refuge and commentary to the verses of taking refuge.
The purpose of religious institutions, what to do when disagreements arise with our spiritual mentors, and commentary to verses of going forth.
The importance of the mental factors of integrity and consideration for others, and the symbolic meaning of monastic robes.
How to subdue the mind, and what makes someone qualified for ordination.
Commentary to advice from the preceptor and qualities that make someone a worthy recipient of offerings.
The five virtues a monastic should possess, and commentary to the ten numerical lists.
Commentary to further advice from the preceptor, including the final instruction from the preceptor.