Being drawn to Shakyamuni Buddha’s teaching, path to truth.
Archive | August, 2005
Community life and monastic ordination. The six harmonies of the sangha.
Spending time on Dharma versus entertainment. Community life as one’s mirror.
We value good karma more than money and possessions. Accumulating mental and emotional wealth.
Celibacy as an essential part of monastic life.
Considering desired long-term results and what actions to perform now to attain them. The qualities of a monastic lifestyle.
Keeping the Dharma alive for future generations.
The heart of ordination is to guide our mind away from negative actions and to stop harming others and ourselves.
Relating our ways of being in the world to our state of mind and how that affects the community around us. The history and development of the Sangha continued.
Dharma practice means being a balanced human being with self acceptance and ease, not being uptight or having an internal “civil war.”