A question and answer session about Buddhist monasticism in the West.
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The importance of learning the Dharma with the right motivation.
How a long-term bodhicitta motivation is essential to sustaining ordained life and the importance of a strong Dharma foundation before starting tantra practice.
The meaning of sangha and the benefits of living in a monastic community.
The key factors that lead to having a happy mind as a monastic and living in harmony with others.
How monastic precepts and community life are set up to help work with our afflictions and develop awareness of the effects of our actions.
How the five precepts guide how we live and relate to each other for the purpose of inner and outer peace.
In modern Western society, monastics support their communities in part by acting as the conscience of society, causing us to examine our everyday behaviors.
Can the bhikshuni ordination be traced back to the time of the Buddha? Venerable bhikshuni Sangye Khado traces the history of the lineage.
Reflection on the monastic hierarchy helps a “baby” nun to grow in her Dharma practice.