Buddhist Monasticism

Buddhist Monasticism

Buddhist Monasticism is one of the earliest surviving forms of organized monasticism in the history of religion. It is also one of the most fundamental institutions of Buddhism. Monks and nuns are considered to be responsible for preserving and teaching Buddhist teachings and guiding Buddhist lay followers.

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... for a week or two to earn merit for loved ones and to gain knowledge of Buddhist teachings ... during the vassa retreat, which is regarded as a period of intensified spiritual effort by local Buddhists ... In Thailand, where the Buddhist institution has traditionally been closely associated with the government and the institution of kingship, a more hierarchical ...

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