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A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2008.

  • “The Fruits of the Homeless Life” from the Samanapala Sutta
    • Monastic life as a training in contentment
    • The five hindrances to concentration
  • Questions and answers
    • Cultivating contentment and the danger of becoming lackadaisical
    • Desire for pleasure of Dharma practice
    • Ambition for retreats/teachings and taking a spot when there are limited seats

Exploring Monastic Life 2008: Session 8 (download)

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