Living in Community

How monastic community life supports living in the precepts and brings other benefits.

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Life at Sravasti Abbey

The mutual relationship of monastics and lay practit...

Through mutual support the monastic and lay community grow in the Dharma. For the Dharma…

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Living in Community

The benefits of living in a monastic community

Venerable Jampa reflects on the benefits to be gained by living in a community of…

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Living in Community

Questions and answers with monastics

A discussion on various topics of daily life in the community, applicants for ordination, the…

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Living in Community

The six harmonies of the sangha: Part 2

The six ways of keeping harmony in the monastic community that help the community as…

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Living in Community

The six harmonies of the sangha: Part 1

The six ways of keeping harmony in the monastic community that help the community as…

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Living in Community

The ten benefits of monastic precepts

The ten reasons the Buddha gave for establishing the precepts cover benefiting the the individual…

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Venerable Damcho smiling and holding one of the texts.
Life at Sravasti Abbey

No small thing: Encouragement from China

The Abbey celebrates the arrival of 32 volumes of the annotated edition of the Nanshan…

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Nuns at Jangchub Choeling, listening to a teaching.
Living in Community

Living in community as Dharma practice

A talk to Tibetan nuns about community living at Sravasti Abbey and how nuns can…

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Monastic Rites

The significance of the kathina ceremony

The story of how and why the Buddha introduced the kathina ceremony for the sangha.

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Abbey monastics performing varsa ceremony.
Monastic Rites

Varṣa skandhaka

The varṣa skandhaka deals with the annual rains retreat for monastics and the rules to…

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Monastic Rites

Kaṭhina ceremony 2015

An explanation of the kaṭhina ceremony followed by a guided meditation on rejoicing.

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