FROM WANDERING MENDICANTS TEMPORARILY SHELTERING FROM THE RAIN TO LARGE, AUTONOMOUS MONASTIC COMMUNITIES IN MONASTERIES: Development of monasteries and categories and terminology for Sangha dwellings and members (Day 3, 17th Karmapa (2022)

"As more monks began to reside at the location, it became a place for the monastics to engage in listening, contemplating and meditation and to gather, and perform the main rituals, such as (like ‘poṣadha’, the rains retreat, ‘pravāraṇa’, and ‘kaṭhina’) created a need for permanent, more practical, structures and they began to construct assembly… Continue reading FROM WANDERING MENDICANTS TEMPORARILY SHELTERING FROM THE RAIN TO LARGE, AUTONOMOUS MONASTIC COMMUNITIES IN MONASTERIES: Development of monasteries and categories and terminology for Sangha dwellings and members (Day 3, 17th Karmapa (2022)