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Having taken refuge, how to practice it by respecting the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.
We become Buddhists, establish the foundation for all further vows. Eliminate negative and accumulate positive karma.
Enlightenment is not a static state of mind, but rather a dynamic, transformative experience that changes the way we interact with the world.
A description of the Vinaya and the many instructions it contains on daily life, followed by thoughtful comments on full ordination for women.
The qualities of the Three Jewels in which we take refuge: the Buddha’s enlightening influence, the Dharma’s true path and true cessation, and the Sangha’s role
Wisdom and compassion are the two basic qualities of a Buddha’s mind.
A comparison of religious views to support interfaith practice.
A brief overview of how Buddhist monastic traditions spread and adapt to new cultures.
A Catholic nun’s perspective on world monastic traditions and her own spiritual journey.
Knowing about the qualities and skills of a Buddha’s body and speech can aid us in our daily practice.