Hmmm, looks like this finishing high school thing may be kind of important, huh?Alfredo wrote:... And finish high school.
(Buddhist monk who endorses finishing high school)
Tiger,tigerh98 wrote:Is it a place you live that teaches you things about buddhism?How can i join a buddhist collage?Are there buddhist collages in USA Florida where?
While the general idea of a "buddhist college" could definitely mean that, actually, the first context in which we brought up the issue of "Buddhist colleges" was in China and Taiwan, where in fact they are for people doing full time study of Buddhism, ie. a buddhist seminary. Students studying there don't have other jobs, buy houses or the like. And in China / Taiwan, one basically has to go to such a college in order to become a monastic. We're into about day 3 or 4 of this broader conversation at this point.Odsal wrote:
You should also know that you do not become a Buddhist monk by going to a Buddhist college. A Buddhist college is pretty much for Buddhists who live in the regular world where people work and have jobs, buy houses, rent apartments etc.
In Taiwan, at least, you do. My evidence? The fact that I've taught at, and still occasionally do teach at, a number of Buddhist colleges for the last 10 years. So, I'm clued up on what the deal is. I could cite you material, but most of it would be in Chinese...tigerh98 wrote:I have to graduate to join a buddhist collage?If so what evidence do you have to support this?