Monastic training - Discussion
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.
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).