I'm thinking about becoming a monk

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I'm thinking about becoming a monk

Postby Still Searching » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:25 am

It seems like a good idea and the lifestyle has a lot of decipline and respect and it brings peace.
Also, I believe the more commited you are, the closer you are to Buddhahood.

I might join a monastery after I've studied more about Buddhism & become better at meditation.

What are your opinions or thoughts on this?
Are any of you monks yourself?
What is the monk lifestyle like in your view?
Does anyone know any good monasteries that I can join?
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." ~ Siddhārtha, Gautama Buddha
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Re: I'm thinking about becoming a monk

Postby pilgrim » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:05 am

I think you'll find your questions amply answered by going through the posts on this forum.
Also: http://www.parami.org/duta/goforth.htm
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Re: I'm thinking about becoming a monk

Postby James the Giant » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:13 am

Sounds good. Yes, I think all your questions have been covered in other topics in this same same sub forum.
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