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Adapting monastic precepts to culture

Adapting monastic precepts to culture

A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2011.

  • How monastic precepts must be adapted to culture
  • Examples of how that is taking place in the West today
  • Questions and answers
    • Woman not to travel alone
    • Wearing robes
    • Sustainable and green building

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.

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