The life of the Buddha

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

  • How the Buddha’s life story shows us the direction we can go in our mind training
  • The behavior of Buddha’s monastic disciples in relation to inspiring faith in the lay community
  • The intentions behind some of the monastic precepts
  • Suggestions how we may carry those intentions into contemporary monastic life in our culture
  • Questions and answers
    • Buddha’s crown protrusion and hair
    • Remembering all the things to avoid
    • Deception and not saying everything about a situation

Exploring Monastic Life 2008: Session 5 (download)

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