Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a western monk or nun is like? We might imagine it to be a life of quiet contemplation, or perhaps study and retreat, but it can often be the exact opposite – a whirlwind of visits to the sick, email questions, hours of travelling, battles with technology, and continuing family duties.
Langri Tangpa Centre has a wonderful track record of students becoming ordained, and last year we had four new monks and nuns become ordained! To celebrate International Sangha Day (that falls on First Wheel-Turning Day), all proceeds from this event will go into the LTC Sangha Fund to help cover their emergency needs.
In this online afternoon forum, we will be able to ask about everything we ever wanted to know about our LTC Sangha but never got a chance! We have invited the LTC monks and nuns to do a 10-minute guest spot each, moderated by LTC Spiritual Program Co-ordinator Miffi Maxmillion. Attendees will also be able to pose their own questions in the chat throughout the afternoon.
We hope to be able to address such varied questions as: What’s the most surprising question you have been asked on the street? What’s the most challenging aspect of being ordained in the west? What did you have to do to create the merit to be able to ordain? Do you still go to work – what kind of job do you have? And what’s the best bit about a life as a renunciate?