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Shiksamana Posadha and Other Rites

Rites and precepts for training nuns from the Dharmaguptaka Vinaya with commentary on the precepts. This text is best read by Buddhist monastics.

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If you do not preserve and keep the precepts, how will you realize Buddha nature? Although all sentient beings have Buddha nature, to realize it you must begin by keeping the precepts. As a result of realizing Buddha nature, you will attain unsurpassed awakening.

— Shiksamana Precept Text of the Dharmaguptaka Tradition, Vinaya Master Hongzan

Overview of contents

Life as a Western Buddhist Nun Conference 1996

The contents below were published in the book Blossoms of the Dharma: Living as a Buddhist Nun.

Front Matter

Section I. History and Monastic Discipline

Section II. Living As A Buddhist Nun

Section III. The Nuns’ Teaching


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