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Re: Monastic Ordination Resources

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Re: Monastic Ordination Resources

Postby Grigoris » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:54 pm

17. In the teachings the rituals are especially important.

It is said: "In the teachings the rituals are especially important."
[The Buddha] thought of monastic persons [when making] the distinction.
Saying mantrins and householders do not need to engage in the marks and rituals.
When the ten presences1 are complete [thoughts of] "that is enough",
"that is sufficient" are abandoned
And also [a proud attitude, thinking] "I will perform" is abandoned
Together with the attachment to a title that is attained.
Then the words of the Jina are taken as a witness
And the act of the four prayers2 is accomplished in the correct manner,
Without mistakes and leaving parts out.
[If] the [roles of] preceptor and Acarya are combined,
The added number [of people] is incomplete,
Or the preceptor performs [the ceremony] by a ritual that is too short or too long, etc.,
[Then] he is called a murderer of the teaching.

1. The Ten presences are the presences of: 1. teacher 2. Buddha 3. Dharma 4. Preceptor 5. Acarya 6. desire for full ordination 7. articles 8. authenticity 9. request 10. karma
2. Asking three times for the precepts to be given and the preceptor bestowing the precepts.

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Re: Monastic Ordination Resources

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Re: Monastic Ordination Resources

Postby coldwater » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:28 am

Mahayana Monastery in North California- Tendai-Shugendo tradition

http://www.caltendai.org/BecomingAMonk.html

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Postby Karma Tsewang » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:21 pm

coldwater wrote:Mahayana Monastery in North California- Tendai-Shugendo tradition

http://www.caltendai.org/BecomingAMonk.html


I get a 403 Forbidden page when trying to go to this.

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Re: Monastic Ordination Resources

Postby Ayu » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:30 pm

Karma Tsewang wrote:
coldwater wrote:Mahayana Monastery in North California- Tendai-Shugendo tradition

http://www.caltendai.org/BecomingAMonk.html


I get a 403 Forbidden page when trying to go to this.

Me too. Since it was posted 2013 the link is probably outdated now.
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Re: Monastic Ordination Resources

Postby kirtu » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:08 pm

Karma Tsewang wrote:
coldwater wrote:Mahayana Monastery in North California- Tendai-Shugendo tradition

http://www.caltendai.org/BecomingAMonk.html


I get a 403 Forbidden page when trying to go to this.


Sadly the temple burned down. Also Venerable Leary's last online posting in his blog was in 2015.

I had thought that Venerable Leary had passed away and I was unfortunately correct.

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Re: Monastic Ordination Resources

Postby Karma Tsewang » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:31 am

kirtu wrote:
Karma Tsewang wrote:
coldwater wrote:Mahayana Monastery in North California- Tendai-Shugendo tradition

http://www.caltendai.org/BecomingAMonk.html


I get a 403 Forbidden page when trying to go to this.


Sadly the temple burned down. Also Venerable Leary's last online posting in his blog was in 2015.

I had thought that Venerable Leary had passed away and I was unfortunately correct.

Kirt


This is certainly quite a reminder of impermanence to be met with. Thank you, Kirt, for the information.

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Re: Monastic Ordination Resources

Postby coldwater » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:33 am

Yes, the monastery was ashes and now part of nature...and it appears the webmaster has taken the site down for some time. The internet remembers everything though!

If you are looking for its information you can check internet archives or Rev.Keisho Leary's personal blog for his teachings http://vkleary.blogspot.com/

As far as I know, there are no longer options for monastic (celibate/sober/relatively austere monk or nun) living situations in the US within the Tendai tradition. Being a priest is definitely possible as well as pursuing a monastic practice under the guidance of a qualified teacher.

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Re: Monastic Ordination Resources

Postby Invokingvajras » Fri May 26, 2017 6:39 am

Are there any resources in Portland, OR for ordination?
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