Monastic life

Exploration of precepts and values of the sangha

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

  • Living in the precepts, four noble truths, three higher trainings
  • The Pratimoksha vows:
    • getting our life together
    • “stop being a jerk”
  • Exploring Monastic Life program
  • Re-evaluating our values: we are not happy
  • Ordination:
    • being a white crow
    • swimming upstream
  • Questions and answers

Exploring Monastic Life 2005: Session 1 (download)

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