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Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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Postby befriend » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:58 pm

can i ordain for like a decade or so in england? in an ajahn chah branch. is abhayagiri in america only for monks who want to ordain for life or is it possible to temporarily ordain there? thank you, metta, befriend

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Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:07 pm

I think you could ordain for a semi-long time of 10 years at Abhayagiri, but best to check with them directly to make sure.

Why only a decade? I ask, because you may not be able to put "Buddhist monk" for what you were doing for the past 10 years on your resume when applying for positions when you return to lay life; unless of course you are applying for some lay position at a Buddhist organization, IMS, Spirit Rock, etc.

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Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:28 pm

befriend wrote:can i ordain for like a decade or so in england? in an ajahn chah branch. is abhayagiri in america only for monks who want to ordain for life or is it possible to temporarily ordain there? thank you, metta, befriend

so long as you are accepted when you disrobe is up to you really. although where you ordain may have more to do with Visa.... than anything else in some cases.
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Re: england

Postby befriend » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:30 pm

do you need visa for england, i am from U.S.

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Re: england

Postby cooran » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:42 pm

This might be of interest:

http://www.usembassy.org.uk/americanservices/?p=3

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