Importance of Monastic Life
The support of the Monastery and the monks shows several positive and auspicious signs.
1. Support the work of the monks to live a life dedicated to Dharma, to serve other beings, and to achieve accomplishment on the spiritual path.
2. Support monastic traditions and way of life, including the monks’ act of giving up all material possessions and taking chastity vows; these vows are acts of courage, discipline and compassion that humble and inspire us to dedicate as much of our lives to the support, practice, and advancement of the Dharma as possible.
3. Support the preservation and advancement of the history and traditions of the ancient practices and rituals.
4. Understand how supporting the monks, supports the unfoldment, development and improvement of our own practice.