The “Brahmajala Sutta” and monastic conduct

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A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2009.

  • Commentary on the Brahmajala Sutta (DN 1)1
    • Activities that are unbecoming of monastics
    • Positive and negative ways that a monastic can accept food offerings
    • The reason that Buddhist monastics do not work for a living

Exploring Monastic Life 2009: Session 8 (download)


  1. In the references to the sutras MN refers to the Majjhima Nikaya, the Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. DN refers to the Digha Nikaya, the Long Discourses of the Buddha. 

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