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The six harmonies of the sangha: Part 2

The six harmonies of the sangha: Part 2

The second of two talks on the six harmonies given to monastics at the Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa in Pomaia (Pisa), Italy.

  • Harmony in the precepts—observing the same precepts
  • Harmony in views—sharing the Buddhist world view
  • Harmony in welfare—sharing resources equally
  • How monks and nuns live together at Sravasti Abbey
  • How decisions are made by the community at Sravasti Abbey
  • The relationship between senior and junior monastics at Sravasti Abbey

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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.