Renunciation and attachment to comfort

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

  • Attachment as the origin of dukkha
    • Many of the monastic vows deal with attachment
    • How attachment manifests in community living
    • Cultivating gratitude
    • Achieving balance in the mind
    • When the shift from a lay mind to a monastic mind occurs
  • Higher training in ethical discipline
  • The purpose of precepts:
    • To promote harmony within the sangha
    • To transform the society
    • To bring about individual liberation

Exploring Monastic Life 2005: Session 10 (download)

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