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Choosing Simplicity A Commentary on the Bhikshuni Pratimoksha

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ISBN-10: 1559391553

ISBN-13: 9781559391559

Edition: 2001

Authors: Wu Wu Yin, Thubten Chodron, Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron, Yin

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

American Buddhist nun Thubten Chodron lives in Seattle & travels worldwide, teaching & leading meditation retreats. She is the author of Open Heart, Clear Mind.

Foreword: A Message from Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
Editor's Preface
A Contemporary Cultural Perspective on Monastic Life
The Motivation for and the Benefits of Monastic Ordination
The Importance of the Precepts
An Overview of the Vinaya
The Members of the Sangha
Joining the Sangha
Poshadha: Purifying and Restoring Our Precepts
The Boundaries for Remaining a Monastic
Working with Attachment: Root Precepts Regarding Sexual Contact
The Sticky Nature of Attachment: More Precepts Concerning Sexual and Physical Conduct
Taking What Has Not Been Freely Given: Precepts Regarding Stealing
The Remaining Root Precepts: Abandoning Killing, Lying, Concealing Others' Transgressions, and Going against the Sangha's Decisions
Looking at Our Stubborn and Rebellious Side: Precepts about Refusing to Accept Admonition
Right Livelihood
Resources for Monastic Life: Robes
Resources for Monastic Life: Food, Medicine, Lodging, and Travel
Organization in the Buddhist Community
Community Life
Epilogue
Preliminary and Concluding Rituals for the Recital of the Bhikshuni Pratimoksha Sutra
Notes
Glossary
Further Reading