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About Dharma name

A name or Dhamma name is a new name acquired during both lay and monastic initiation in and monastic in . The name is traditionally given by a Buddhist monastic, and is given to newly ordained , nuns and laity. Dharma names are considered aspirational, not descriptive.

Monks outside the temple at the Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Rato Dratsang

The forms of organized Buddhist monasticism

is one of the earliest surviving forms of organized monasticism and one of the fundamental institutions of Buddhism. and nuns, called and bhikkhuni, are responsible for the preservation and dissemination of the Buddha's teaching and the guidance of Buddhist lay people. Three surviving traditions of monastic discipline (), govern modern monastic life in different regional traditions: - the Theravada in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka - the Dharmaguptaka in East Asia - .