What are the rules for monks surrounding the vassa period?

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Chanh Dao
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What are the rules for monks surrounding the vassa period?

Post by Chanh Dao » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:50 pm

Pretty straightforward question. Can they travel? Should they be doing specific practices?

What is the scriptural basis for activities relating to the vassa period?

Are there general guidelines?
Strict rules?

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Re: What are the rules for monks surrounding the vassa period?

Post by Bhikkhu_Jayasara » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:55 pm

Chanh, do you not have an acariya that you live in dependence on?

If you have access to the vinaya, like the Book of the discipline, check int he Khandakas section for Vassa & Kathina rules. Or since you are online, they are on sutta central at these links, all you need to know, if its not there, then its a later addition :

https://suttacentral.net/pli-tv-kd3/en/horner-brahmali

https://suttacentral.net/pli-tv-kd4/en/horner-brahmali

https://suttacentral.net/pli-tv-kd7/en/horner-brahmali
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Re: What are the rules for monks surrounding the vassa period?

Post by Volo » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:29 pm

Check Buddhist monastic code by Ven Thanissaro, vol 2, "Rains residence".

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Re: What are the rules for monks surrounding the vassa period?

Post by JamesTheGiant » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:59 pm

I could see if I can possibly arrange a hardcopy of the BMC sent to you, if you can't access it otherwise. They're quite heavy to carry around though. It probably wouldnt get to you until after the vassa.

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Re: What are the rules for monks surrounding the vassa period?

Post by Chanh Dao » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:16 pm

Hey thanks everyone I have very limited internet access. No need to ship me anything. I will try to look into those links and also can talk to the vassa leader here.

Peace!
And thank you

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Re: What are the rules for monks surrounding the vassa period?

Post by Volo » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:24 pm

Chanh Dao wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:16 pm
Hey thanks everyone I have very limited internet access. No need to ship me anything. I will try to look into those links and also can talk to the vassa leader here.

Peace!
And thank you
If you have a smartphone/tablet, etc you can download a copy of the The Buddhist Monastic Code from Ven Thanissaro's web page for later reading: pdf, mobi, epub.

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