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The ten benefits of monastic precepts

The ten benefits of monastic precepts

A talk given to monastics at the Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa in Pomaia (Pisa), Italy.

  • The nine conventional benefits of setting up the precepts
    • Three that promote harmony in the sangha
    • Two that help transform society
    • The four advantages that bring about individual liberation
  • The ultimate benefit of setting up the precepts
  • Questions and answers
    • The importance of monastic Dharma teachers
    • Advice for helping others with problems
    • Figuring out what is the essence of the Dharma and what is culture
    • The monastic community at Sravasti Abbey and the daily schedule

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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.