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Renunciation in Lay Life: What, Why, and How

While renunciation is commonly associated with Buddhist monastics, a growing number of Western lay practitioners are interested in how to live a nourishing life of lay renunciation. This daylong explored the possibilities, benefits, and challenges of renunciation in lay life.

The idea of lay renunciation raises such questions as:

  • What kinds of renunciation are most conducive to Dhamma practice as lay people?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of a lay life that honors the intention to let go?
  • How have dedicated lay practitioners lived in Asian cultures?
  • What teachings and practices can guide a lay person seeking to live a simpler, non-grasping frame of mind?

The day included a number of guest speakers, group discussion, and sitting practice. It provided an opportunity to learn and share ideas about the topic.

Recordings:

Title Speaker Date Length Length/
Date
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Renunciation in Lay Life: Part 1 - Introduction Kim Allen 2015.01.31 34:52 34:52
2015.01.31
Renunciation in Lay Life: Part 2 Ruby Grad 2015.01.31 39:43 39:43
2015.01.31
Renunciation in Lay Life: Part 3 - Anagarika Kim Allen 2015.01.31 09:23 09:23
2015.01.31
Renunciation in Lay Life: Part 4 - Munindra Mirka Knaster 2015.01.31 36:15 36:15
2015.01.31
Renunciation in Lay Life: Part 5 - Discussion Kim Allen 2015.01.31 11:29 11:29
2015.01.31
Renunciation in Lay Life: Part 6 - Benefit Kim Allen 2015.01.31 26:45 26:45
2015.01.31
Renunciation in Lay Life: Part 7 Oren Jay Sofer 2015.01.31 38:36 38:36
2015.01.31
Renunciation in Lay Life: Part 8 - Challenge Aspiration Kim Allen 2015.01.31 38:39 38:39
2015.01.31

Appears in Series:

Title Speaker Date Length Length/
Date
Actions
Sati Center <multiple> 2004.04.24 288:22:53 288:22:53
2004.04.24

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