The Buddha’s life as an example

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

  • Discussion about various behavior patterns which influence our communication styles, such as attachment to reputation
  • Ignoble search and the noble search
  • The Greater Discourse to Saccaka Sutta (MN 36)1
    • Ascetic practices
    • Enlightenment
    • First teaching in the Deer Park at Sarnath
  • Using Buddha’s life as an example of how to lead our own lives

Exploring Monastic Life 2010: Session 4 (download)


  1. MN refers to the Majjhima Nikaya, the Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. 

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