The elements of monastic life

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A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2010

  • Nature of family life, its web of attachments and its difficulties
  • Contrasting family to monastic life
  • We bring deeply inculcated ways of being with us and must then deal with them while living in community
  • Learn to accept the help of others and give counsel ourselves

Exploring Monastic Life 2010: Session 9 (download)

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