Evolution of the monastic community

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A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2006.

Community of wanderers

  • From a group of wanderers to the great monastic universities
  • How precepts were established
  • Episodes from Buddha’s daily life

Exploring Monastic Life 2006: Session 3, 1-3 (download)

Living in community

  • Different culture and climate: from wandering mendicants to community
  • Relationship between monastics and lay people
  • Evolution of the community
  • Development of Vinaya and Pratimoksha vows

Exploring Monastic Life 2006: Session 3, 2-3 (download)

Questions and answers

  • After Buddha’s parinirvana
  • Issue of bhikshuni status
  • Were all the precepts formed during the Buddha’s time?
  • Eight Garudhamma

Exploring Monastic Life 2006: Session 3, 3-3 (download)

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