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  • Entrance to the Monastery

    Berthe Jansen

    Chapter from the book: Jansen, B. 2018. The Monastery Rules: Buddhist Monastic Organization in Pre-Modern Tibet.

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    Chapter 3 looks at the ways in which entrance to the monastery was restricted. Contrary to what is often thought, the monastery was not open for all. The monastic guidelines provide information on who were and were not to become monks. The works give reasons that are economic, geographical, or that have to do with (ritual) purity. This chapter explores both Vinayic and local justifications given for barring certain people from entering the monastery and thereby – potentially – making social advancement.

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    Jansen, B. 2018. Entrance to the Monastery. In: Jansen, B, The Monastery Rules. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.56.d
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    Published on Oct. 23, 2018

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