Balancing study, meditation and service to the community. We can begin by taking the precepts.
Series: Exploring Monastic Life (2013)
Reflecting on how the Exploring Monastic Life program is structured around Dharma practice.
Precepts serve as common standards for living in a monastic community and in society.
The seven aspects of monastic life that are different, and the rationale behind them.
After ordination, one creates space with family and friends and interacts with them in different ways.
A teaching on the perils of looking externally for one’s sense pleasures. Cultivating genuine spiritual aspiration for long-term benefit.
How a short verse of vinaya can be expanded to encourage contemplation of Buddhist principles.
Conviction in the Buddhist worldview to direct our time and energy appropriately.
How to condition one’s mind as one progress on the monastic life.
An explanation of diligent study and practice of the Dharma with practical ways of working with different afflictions.