The 7 ways to end disputes

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

  • Giving back monastic vows
  • Admonishment of others can be done in a positive way without a judgmental mind
  • Viewing monastic precepts as mind training instead of restrictive rules
  • Seven ways to end disputes within the sangha as given in the Samagama Sutta (MN 104)1

Exploring Monastic Life 2009: Session 13 (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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