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Attributes of a monastic life

Attributes of a monastic life

A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2005.

  • Spending time on Dharma versus media entertainment: how the media affects us mentally and physically
  • Community life: having a broom
  • Discussion:
    • Racist stereotypes in the media
    • Listening to secular and spiritual music

Exploring Monastic Life 2005: Session 14 (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.

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