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Freedom wherever we go : a Buddhist monastic code for the 21st century

Author: Nhất Hạnh, Thích.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Parallax Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Freedom Wherever We Go, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh takes the centuries-old Buddhist monastic code, the Pratimoksha, and updates it for the twenty-first century. "The Buddha," Thich Nhat Hanh says, "needs courageous disciples to make this revolutionary step." The Buddhist equivalent of the rules of Saint Benedict, the Pratimoksha defines and organizes the conduct of monastics and of the monastic community. The
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Genre/Form: Rules
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nhất Hạnh, Thích.
ISBN: 1888375442 9781888375442
OCLC Number: 55616383
Description: xi, 160 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : precepts are mindfulness --
Recitation ceremony of the Bhikshu precepts --
Recitation ceremony of the Bhikshuni precepts --
Sangha restoration offences --
Release and expression of regret offences --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Thich Nhat Hanh.
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In Freedom Wherever We Go, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh takes the centuries-old Buddhist monastic code, the Pratimoksha, and updates it for the twenty-first century. "The Buddha," Thich Nhat Hanh says, "needs courageous disciples to make this revolutionary step." The Buddhist equivalent of the rules of Saint Benedict, the Pratimoksha defines and organizes the conduct of monastics and of the monastic community. The guidelines in this book emphasize right conduct, mindfulness, openheartedness,

And clear communication. This is the first time that this text is available to lay practitioners and non-monastic readers. With the full text of the Pratimoksha guidelines as well as the ceremonies and practices associated with it, Freedom Wherever We Go is an opportunity to discover and learn from the integrity, simplicity, beauty, and freedom of monastic life. It can be an inspiration for all of us, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, to go in the direction of living our daily lives with.

Compassion, love, and understanding. Book jacket.

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