The Buddhist monastic education system facilitates basic educational needs of the Asian Buddhist countries before the contemporary era. Learning traditions can be traced back to ancient India where learning began with educated monastics, teaching younger monks and the lay people. The monastic instruction was based on Buddhist value system and emphasized that learning was an end in itself, one that is "worth a strenuous pursuit to possess for its own sake" and that "teaching was for ends that were above mere gain".
Buddhist monasticism is one of the earliest surviving forms of organized monasticism and one of the fundamental institutions of Buddhism.
Monks and nuns, called bhikkhu 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 (Vinaya), govern modern monastic life in different regional traditions:
- the Theravada in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka
- the Dharmaguptaka in East Asia
H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the simple Buddhist monk. He was born on 6 July 1935 in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet.
Born in a small family of Tibet, he spent the major part of his childhood in farming and kinds of stuff.
He grew up to be a spiritual leader of Tibet. Soon after his birth, he was named as Lhamo Thondup that means ‘Wish-Fulfilling Goddess.’
Like every Tibetans, His Holiness also attended the monastic .
There are a wide variety of mandalas in practice. The use and value of each of them depend on the symbols and representations used in the mandala.
Some Types of Mandala found in Mandalas Life
There are many different types of Mandalas. Among them some types of the Mandalas that you can buy online from our shop are listed below:
Lotus MandalaMantra mandalaBuddha Mandala
Sri Yantra mandala
Triple Yin .
The typical lifestyle of monks rotates around chanting, meditation and doing some artistic work. There are different communities of monks in Nepal.
The Lama in these monasteries give education and people from different regions and other Himalayan countries come to receive a classical monastic education.
Little monks from the age of even from all over Nepal and other Himalayan countries are residing at this Gelugmonastery, in Kapan.
It is not a compulsion for .