After ordination

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A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2014.

  • New appearance reminds us of precepts and is symbolic of the path
  • A new name reflects qualities to live up to
  • New livelihood helps us keep precepts and focus mind on Dharma
  • New diet emphasizes simplicity and reliance
  • New lodging encourages harmony
  • New responsibility helps us to see a bigger picture
10 Exploring Monastic Life: What Changes after Ordination? 08-16-14

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