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Kassapa Discourses: Admonishment

Kassapa Discourses: Admonishment

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

  • Continuation of the commentary on the suttas from the Connected Discourses with Kassapa (16.7-8)
    • The role of admonishment in the sangha community in helping each other
  • Different categories of vows
  • Types of transgressions of the vows
    • Consequences for a monastic based on the level of offense

Exploring Monastic Life 2009: Session 12 (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.