Tuesday, November 15, 2016

College students learned about Bhikkhunī Visuddhi and her monastic life during an absorbing Dhamma talk

On November 9, 2016, Bhikkhunī Visuddhi was invited by students of a college level course "Theravāda Buddhism" to visit the Faculty of Philosophy of the Charles University in Prague. 

Students were interested in Bhikkhunī 's life and asked some great questions, such as what motivated her to become a Buddhist nun, why did she choose Theravāda tradition and if she is interested also in other Buddhist traditions. Young people briefly touched on the topic of vinaya and life in a community and order and asked about how it changed her life. Students were also interested in the situation of Buddhists in the Czech Republic in general and if Bhikkhunī is getting enough support. 

The atmosphere during the lecture was very friendly, the discussion was sharp, focused and showed curiosity of these young people in the Buddha' s teaching. At the end of the talk, the students passed a beautiful flower bouquet to Bhikkhunī Visuddhi and a donation. It is a traditional custom to give a gift of dāna to a Buddhist monk or nun, since they live, according to the Buddha's tradition, only from what is donated to them by lay people and lay people can practice a virtue of generosity. 

President of Karuṇā Sevena

Ing. Ivona Mollberg, MBA

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