Samanera

" A samanera (Pali: , Sanskrit: , shin thamanei, )) may be translated as novice monk in a Buddhist context. The literal meaning is small samana , that is, small renunciate where small has the meaning of boy or girl. In the Vinaya monastic discipline, a man under the



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Anything Buddhism Today: Theravada Buddhist Movement in Nepal

Amritananda, one of the pioneer Theravada monks from Shakya family recalls in his memoir that he saw only the painting of two monks in monastery wall before he was ordained as a Theravada Samanera.

Buddhism in Myanmar: A Short History

First, in order to ordain nuns, bhikkhunis, other bhikkhunis had to be present, and secondly, the Brahmajala Sutta was preached in Thaton.

Buddhist monasticism - Religion-wiki

Samaneras live according to the Ten Precepts, but are not responsible for living by the full set of monastic rules, vinaya. Women monastics follow a similar progression, but are required to live as ...

Ajahn Sumedho - Cittaviveka

More importantly, within a couple of years the modest foundation of four bhikkhus swelled to a sizeable group of bhikkhus, samaneras, por kaos and maechees. 4. Whereas a bhikkhu is a fully ordained ...

Buddhist monasticism - The Full Wiki

Samaneras live according to the Ten Precepts, but are not responsible for living by the full set of monastic rules, vinaya. Women monastics follow a similar progression, but are required to live as ...

Monks of The Drepung Loseling Monastery

Young boys can be ordained as samaneras. Both bhikkhus and samaneras eat only in the morning, and are not supposed to lead a luxurious life. After that, one can become a'novice' ( Pali samanera, ...

Journeys Myanmar Buddhist Monks Novies and Nuns

When the Buddha's son, Rahula, asked for his inheritance, he was initiated into the order of the Sangha as a samanera or novice by his father. The female monks were called Bhikkhuni and observed ...

What is a buddhist monk? what do they do? - Yahoo! Answers

Young boys can be ordained as samaneras. Both bhikkhus and samaneras eat only in the morning, and are not supposed to lead a luxurious life.

The Sangha in Theravada countries has hardly ever been without somedivisions

Each village has its vihra, a centre of village activity where a few Bhikkhus and samaneras may live. The kutis are small wooden structures for only one Bhikkhu or samanera and they are set well ...