Each new situation, culture or viewpoint creates a further exercise for body and mind.
|The training in conduct has spread to include guidance and suppart for Ten-Precept nuns: meanwhile the monastic conventions have been slowly assimilated by lay people of different cultures. Each new situation, culture or viewpoint creates a further exercise for body and mind: this is the way that the Sangha is educated and strengthened by the world.|
The Newsletter, also entering its tenth year, has become part of the monastic environment. A newcomer to the tradition of forest monasticism it yet bears the same hallmarks as the dhutanga robes: it is made out of scraps. And like the rest of the Sangha, it aspires to support the practice of those with commitment and to encourage the interest of those who are beginning. Being portable and detachable gives it some advantages, 50 this time we made it bigger to help with the gap left by the Sangha's two month withdrawal into retreat. Admittedly it a meagre substitute, but may it serve you well. Enter freely and reject whatever is not suitable.