Sangha activities as a community

From lay life to community life

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

  • The difficulty of finding places in the USA to explore monastic life or to train as monastics
  • A core value is simplicity in lifestyle
  • Understanding celibacy, questioning if monastics are repressing their sexuality
  • Why it’s important for monastics to live together in a sangha community
  • Importance of understanding the reasons for precepts
01 Exploring Monastic Life: Course Orientiation 08-05-14

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