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Higher training in ethical discipline

Higher training in ethical discipline

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

  • Our negative qualities (attachment, anger, etc) are not inherently existent
  • Essentials of monastic life: celibacy
    • Ramifications of not being celibate
    • Benefits of taking the celibacy vow
  • Questions and answers

Exploring Monastic Life 2005: Session 12 (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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