The evolution of the Dharma and the vinaya

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A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2015.

  • The Buddha’s milieu and how he engaged with a great variety of people
  • How the monastic order evolved after the Buddha’s passing into parinirvana
  • How culture, social conditions, and politics affected the spread of Buddhism to different countries
  • The evolution of the Dharma and the vinaya in different countries
  • Questions and answers
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