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“The Fruits of the Homeless Life”

From the Samanapala Sutta

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

  • Overview of issues relating to the “homeless” life of a monastic
    • Socializing and visiting family and friends
    • Receiving gifts and donations
  • Appropriate conduct for monastics
    • Bodily conduct and speech
    • Meal consumption
    • Entertainment
  • Questions and answers

Exploring Monastic Life 2008: Session 4 (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.