A participant in Sravasti Abbey’s recent Living Vinaya course considers how the monastic tradition contributes to the Dharma in the West.
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A historic event at Sravasti Abbey: 49 nuns gather to learn and live the Vinaya in order to support monasticism in the West.
Through mutual support the monastic and lay community grow in the Dharma. For the Dharma to flourish in society monastics and lay practitioners are important.
A personal account of how westerners met Tibetan Buddhist teachers, studied and practiced the Dharma in Asia and then brought Buddhist teachings to the West.
Venerable Chodron provides a short history of the issues surrounding ordination for women.
Venerable Thubten Chodron finishes the ordination ceremony text, and concludes this set of teachings with prayers and chants from the ordination ceremony.
Advice on severing attachment to this body, loved ones and worldly life so we can go forth into homeless life with a happy mind.
The Sravasti Abbey values, which help guide the development of monastic minds at the Abbey.
How to overcome obstacles to receiving precepts, and the situation of Western monastics in the Tibetan tradition
The importance of purification before ordination and the actual taking of ethical restraints.