Login | Signup | Photos | RSS | Print

Accent Image

Household life is crowded and dusty; life gone forth is wide open… Suppose I shave off my hair and beard, put on the ochre robe, and go forth from the home life into homelessness.”
~the Buddha
MN 36

(source)

Residency

At the Bhavana Society you can experience the benefits of living with a group of people dedicated to the Buddha’s teachings of liberation.  The community is made up of monks who have taken long term vows of monastic training as well as lay people who follow a basic set of training rules.  Perhaps you are a layperson who would like to experience the benefits of monastic life for a period of time. Or you may be exploring the possibility of becoming a monk.  Living at Bhavana and supporting the community of monks could be an excellent opportunity to develop your…(read more)