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Community life and monastic ordination

Six harmonies of living together

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

  • Community life and monastic ordination
  • One of the foundations of monastic life: the six harmonies—how the sangha lives together in harmony
    • Physical harmony
    • Verbal harmony
    • Mental harmony
    • Harmony in the precepts
    • Harmony in views
    • Harmony in welfare

Exploring Monastic Life 2005: Session 15 (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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