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Renunciation in Lay Life: What, Why, and How RSS iTunes

While renunciation is commonly associated with Buddhist monastics, a growing number of Western lay practitioners are interested in how to live a nourishing life of lay renunciation. This daylong explored the possibilities, benefits, and challenges of renunciation in lay life.

The idea of lay renunciation raises such questions as:

  • What kinds of renunciation are most conducive to Dhamma practice as lay people?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of a lay life that honors the intention to let go?
  • How have dedicated lay practitioners lived in Asian cultures?
  • What teachings and practices can guide a lay person seeking to live a simpler, non-grasping frame of mind?

The day included a number of guest speakers, group discussion, and sitting practice. It provided an opportunity to learn and share ideas about the topic.


Renunciation in Lay Life: Part 1 - Introduction Kim Allen 2015-01-3134:51
Renunciation in Lay Life: Part 2 Ruby Grad 2015-01-3139:42
Renunciation in Lay Life: Part 3 - Anagarika Kim Allen 2015-01-319:22
Renunciation in Lay Life: Part 4 - Munindra Mirka Knaster 2015-01-3136:15
Renunciation in Lay Life: Part 5 - Discussion Kim Allen 2015-01-3111:29
Renunciation in Lay Life: Part 6 - Benefit Kim Allen 2015-01-3126:44
Renunciation in Lay Life: Part 7 Oren J. Sofer 2015-01-3138:35
Renunciation in Lay Life: Part 8 - Challenge Aspiration Kim Allen 2015-01-3138:39

 

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