Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
Do most westerners, once ordained, stay in them?
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brandwach wrote:Do most westerners, once ordained, stay in them?
I don't have any statistics regarding numbers, but a very senior western monk, in response to my interest at the time, once said, "oh, it's very easy to ordain; it's just difficult to stay". My guess would be that this maxim would apply to anyone who really applied themselves to the monastic life, though. Not just us pampered western folk.
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