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Dharmaguptaka Vinaya Bhiksu Posadha and Rites to Establish the Territory

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by: Sravasti Abbey
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Publication Date: November 5, 2017
Book Size: 7" x 10"
Pages: 86
Binding: Spiral Bound
ISBN: 9780985849832
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Book Synopsis
“If the Pratimoksha Sutra remains long in the world, the Buddhadharma will be widespread, and because it is widespread, nirvana can be attained."
- Buddha Shakyamuni

Fully ordained Buddhist monastics gather on full and new moon days to renew their commitment to living in the ethical guidelines laid down by the Buddha, which is the foundation for developing concentration and wisdom, and which enables the Three Jewels to flourish in the world. This booklet contains the Dharmaguptaka Vinaya rite for the bi-monthly confession (posadha) for Buddhist monastics, the Pratimoksha Sutra for Bhikshus, and other rites required for and related to conducting the posadha.

According to the Buddha's Vinaya, this text may only be read by fully ordained Buddhist monastics.
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About The Author
Sravasti Abbey is among the first of its kind—an American Buddhist monastic community where nuns, monks, and lay students learn, practice, and live the Buddha’s teachings. The Abbey aims to create peace in a chaotic world. While monastic training is the focus, lay guests are also welcome to experience community life, offer service, and experience the kindness of others.

Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron is Sravasti Abbey's founder and abbess. A Buddhist nun for over 40 years, she has studied extensively with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsenzhap Serkong Rinpoche, and Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche. Ven. Chodron teaches worldwide and is known for her practical (and humorous!) explanations of how to apply Buddhist teachings in daily life. She has also published many books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation.

Sravasti Abbey is both traditional and innovative in rooting Buddha’s teachings firmly in the West. The Abbey embraces gender equality. Social service is a key element of community life, and the Abbey is involved in prison outreach, interfaith dialogue, and support for homeless teens. Prayers and practices are mostly done in English.

For more info, see:
https://sravastiabbey.org
http://thubtenchodron.org/
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