Monastic training

Paul Smith, modified 4 Years ago.

Monastic training

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Does anyone know how monastic training for buddhist monks looks like? I mean all the stages: anagarika, samanera and finally monk. I'm considering ordaining and would like to know what I'd be getting into. 
Derek2, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: Monastic training

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That anagārika ->  sāmaṇera -> bhikkhu progression is peculiar to the monasteries started by Western followers of Ajahn Chah. Anywhere else, anyone over the age of 20 just goes straight to upasampadā (bhikkhu ordination).