The six harmonies

The six harmonies

A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2007.

Harmonious sangha

  • Ultimate purpose of taking ordination
  • Explanation of the first three of the six harmonies: physical, verbal, mental

Exploring Monastic Life 2007: Session 5 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Shared resources in various monastic traditions
  • Use of resources and funds at the Abbey
  • Abbey monastics visiting family

Exploring Monastic Life 2007: Session 5 Q&A (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.