Guidance from teachers of various Buddhist traditions on the importance of ensuring that women experience full equality in their opportunity to practice and teach the Dharma.
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Qualities of a monastic
The five virtues a monastic should possess, and commentary to the ten numerical lists.View Post
Advice from the preceptor
Commentary to advice from the preceptor and qualities that make someone a worthy recipient of…View Post
Qualifications for ordination
How to subdue the mind, and what makes someone qualified for ordination.View Post
Robes of liberation
The importance of the mental factors of integrity and consideration for others, and the symbolic…View Post
Guarding integrity and aspiration
The purpose of religious institutions, what to do when disagreements arise with our spiritual mentors,…View Post
Sincerely going forth
How to overcome a poor-quality view of ourselves, and how to generate a mind of…View Post
Leaving family and renouncing worldly ties
How community life is a fast-track to overcome the eight worldly concerns, and commentary to…View Post
The meaning of ordination
The meaning of ordination, how it is much more than just keeping precepts.View Post
The six harmonies: Setting the stage for living toge...
The six harmonies help people come together to create a spiritual community with the conditions…View Post
Gender equality and the future of Buddhism
Venerable Thubten Chodron discusses the importance of gender equality for Western Buddhism.View Post
Buddhist vs Catholic ordination
Venerable Thubten Chodron explains some of the similarities and differences between living as a Catholic…View Post