Moving towards ordination again. The mind is resisting for stupid reasons, but curiosity got the better of me on one particular matter, which I'm not sure has been touched on here before:
What happens to Western monks who disrobe, whether in Asia or in the West?
Do they pick up their old life where they left off?
Do they start anew?
Do they move to a different life of service?
I'd be curious to hear from people who are, or know of, former monks and how they retransitioned into lay life, what they did for a living, how they approached their suspended relationships or formed new ones etc?