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  • The 253 vows of a fully ordained monk -- these are the ones explicitly prescribed for the ordained persons by the Buddha himself in the vinaya scriptures -- in the Mulasarvastivadin school of vinaya are broadly divided into five categories or classes with sets of ten, twenty and so forth as you can see below:

    Ordination in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition

  • Wherever there is a gelong, a holder of the vinaya, that place is luminous; that place is illuminated.

    Ordination in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition

  • In 1973 His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote the "Direct Instruction From Shakyamuni Buddha -- A Gelong's Training in Brief" (1), a vinaya text based on the Interleaved Summaries presenting the fully ordained monk's vows.

    Ordination in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition

  • In the Mulasarvastivadin vinaya tradition, like the Theravada tradition, we follow the rules of ordination such as taking vows not yet taken, the ways of guarding them without causing degeneration and the ways to restore them if they degenerate.

    Ordination in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition

  • The ordained monks and nuns study and practice vinaya; they take part in the bi-monthly confession and restoration ceremony, etc.

    Ordination in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition

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    A WOW Quarter!

  • January 23, 2008 11: 03 PM vinaya said ... the thali looks very exciting! and what looks yummiest is your methi pickle! can you please post more about it?

    Potato Bhaaji Mock Tavyarche Suke Bombil

  • Only such a council can amend issues concerning vinaya and ethics.

    Issues in Buddhist Sexual Ethics

  • The other three vinaya traditions, however, specify lists of inappropriate men corresponding to their lists of inappropriate women.

    Issues in Buddhist Sexual Ethics

  • Among the vinaya texts of five of the eighteen schools of Hinayana which I have examined, two of the lists are exclusively from the point of view of a man and indicate only inappropriate women.

    Issues in Buddhist Sexual Ethics


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  • "Even though Buddhist regulations, or vinaya, prescribed celibacy for monks and nuns, many of these Buddhists at Niya married, had children, and lived with their families, not in celibate monastic communities, as is so often thought."

    --Valerie Hansen, The Silk Road: A New History (Oxford and New York: Oxford UP, 2012), 21

    December 30, 2016