good books for those wishing to become a monk

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.

Re: good books for those wishing to become a monk

Postby Sokehi » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:30 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Nights-Shelter-Fr ... B0010FWQ2O

I found this book very inspiring years ago. I don't like advertising Amazon too much, and there is a free epub format somewhere to be found in the web (legal). So if a non physical book ist good enough you might find it :)
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Re: good books for those wishing to become a monk

Postby konchokzopa » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:51 am

thanks , i found the ebook. will get to it slowly.
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Re: good books for those wishing to become a monk

Postby appicchato » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:42 am

...I need my preceptor to be a person who is not handling money.


Your preceptor is just another guy performing a brief ceremony...and depending on where you ordain, it may occur that you never see him again...
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