This 30-day ordination programme will equip you with a comprehensive foundation for living the life of a monk and improving your meditation practice. The training will take place at the International Forest Monastery (iMonastery), designed as a true refuge for international men seeking peace and tranquility walking the path of Dhamma. After the 30-day program, monks can join the Monk 4 Life program, for 3, 6 or 12 month certification programmes to become Meditation Instructors, or stay on day by day as long as they wish.
iMonastery is a purpose-built site for Monk Life training. Surrounded by nature, it is suited to spiritual development.
Seclude yourself within the mountains in search of your true self.
Monk Life Thailand training takes you on a journey both inside and out. As the environment significantly impacts a monk, iMonastery has been built specifically for training International Monks, in the lush forests in a valley high up in the cool hills of Northern Chiang Mai. The training includes learning how to prepare the mind through meditation and mindfulness practices. In addition, you learn about the teachings of Buddha and the discipline of a monk’s life – a step towards attaining freedom for the mind.
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Basic Principles of Being a Monk
The Teaching of Dhamma & Buddhism
Based on the threefold training in Buddhism, the teachings include training in higher virtue, the higher mind, and higher wisdom. Pursuing this training leads to the abandonment of lust, hatred, and delusion.
Understanding Monk Precepts
During the lifetime of the Lord Buddha, bhikkhu Pätimokkha rules were established in the Sangha community. These are reflected in the Pali Canons, particularly in the ‘Vinaya-pitaka: the Basket of Discipline’.
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