Sustaining our monastic life

05 Exploring Monastic Life 2021

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Part of a series of teachings given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2021.

  • Long-term bodhicitta motivation is essential for sustaining ordained life
  • Critical thinking and community life
  • What it means to rely on a spiritual mentor
  • The importance of having a strong Dharma foundation before engaging in tantric practice
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Discussion group questions

  1. Have you told your parents about your aspiration to ordain? What was their response?
  2. How did that affect you?
  3. Have you told your friends? How did their response affect you?
  4. Have you told your colleagues? How did their response affect you?

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