The varṣa skandhaka deals with the annual rains retreat for monastics and the rules to be observed during this period.
Tag Archives | Vinaya
The higher training of ethical conduct: the eight types of precepts taken for liberation, and the antidotes to the factors that lead to transgressing them.
A detailed look at the arguments for and against the revival of bhikkhunī ordination in the Theravada tradition.
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.
The sometimes unusual origin stories of the monastic precepts help to explain the practical meanings, intentions, and applications of the Vinaya.
A community of Buddhist nuns, the Order of Siladhara, provides opportunity for women seeking the homeless life in order to transform and liberate the mind.
Looking at the legal issues surrounding the revival of full ordination for nuns.
Stories of the early monastic community and how the guidelines became established.
How negative actions and virtues affect initial, middle and high-level practitioners differently.
An explanation of diligent study and practice of the Dharma with practical ways of working with different afflictions.