Bankei wrote:I wonder why monks of one nikaya won't hold any sanghakamma, such as Patimokkha or ordination ceremonies, with members of another nikaya. For example in Thailand members of the Mahanikaya and Dhammayutika nikaya will jointly chant at funerals etc, but they will not hold sanghakamma together.
Bankei wrote:Hi Bhante and thank you for the reply.
Do you know what happens to visiting monks when the Patimokkha is chanted?
I believe that there are various different types of Siima and that, usually, the whole temple is within one type of siima. Those monks present within the siima but not participating will invalidate it.
If they were to hold their own sanghakhama wouldn't that be the definition of a sanghabheda?
Bankei wrote:Do you know what the situation is in the Wat Pah Pong group of temples? I have heard they do not perform sanghakamma with other outside monks of the same nikaya.
Dhammanando wrote:Bankei wrote:Do you know what the situation is in the Wat Pah Pong group of temples? I have heard they do not perform sanghakamma with other outside monks of the same nikaya.
I haven't heard that the Ajahn Chah monasteries have anything like a blanket ban on performing sanghakammas with Mahanikayans who aren't members of their club. I believe it depends on whether the visiting monk is observing a comparable standard of Vinaya. For example, if the monk uses money and isn't prepared to confess his transgressions of the training rules that deal with this, and forfeit any money in his possession, along with any items he has purchased with money, then he won't be allowed in the Paatimokkha recital.
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