how can i be a buddhist monk and have a wife/girlfriend

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yunghung
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how can i be a buddhist monk and have a wife/girlfriend

Postby yunghung » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:12 pm

Is there a tradition that allows a monk to have a wife?i heard theres a tradition in japan that allows buddhist monks to have a wife/gf?

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Re: how can i be a buddhist monk and have a wife/girlfriend

Postby DGA » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:48 pm

DGA's PhD dissertation, a history of "mindfulness," is available here:

https://www.academia.edu/25482900/WHAT_ ... _OF_STRESS


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