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“When you know for yourselves, ‘These things are wholesome; these things are blameless; these things are praised by the wise; these things, if undertaken and practiced, lead to welfare and happiness,’ then you should engage in them.”
~ The Buddha
AN 3:65

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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)