Varsa

The summer rains retreat (varsa) is a time when monastics remain inside the monastery, and is often used to focus on contemplative practices.

This chapter is translated by Christie Chang, and edited by Thubten Chodron and Thubten Damcho.

Varsa Skandhaka 安居 English only 英譯版 | bilingual 中英對照版

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Pravarana

Pravarana is an important monastic community gathering held at the end of the summer rains retreat (Skt. varsa) providing a forum for all co-resident monastics to invite critical peer feedback and redress any wrongdoings that have been seen, heard or suspected by their bhiksu/ni peers during that period.

Composed of two sections, this text is translated by Christie Chang, and edited by Thubten Chodron and Thubten Damcho.

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Ordination 2

This is the second of five parts of the Ordination Skandhaka (chapter). It begins with Brahma’s entreaty and the Buddha’s first sermon, and includes accounts of the Buddha’s earliest converts.

受戒犍度共有五章,這是其二。內容包涵梵天勸佛陀說法、佛陀初次轉法輪、和接下來度化的事件。

Ordination Skandhaka 2 受戒二 English only 英譯版 | bilingual 中英對照版

First published: 3-7-2014
Revised: 4-10-2014

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Ordination 1

Today’s inaugural post is the first installment of our translation of the skandhaka section of the Sifen Vinaya. “Skandhaka” means “collection” of related matters. The files posted today contain a translation of the first of five fascicles (scrolls or sections) that comprise the Ordination Skandhaka (T1428, 22:779-886). The contents of the Ordination skandhaka include a biography of the Buddha and information about ordination.

我們英譯工作從《四分律》中〈犍度〉章節開始進行。受戒犍度共有五章,今天是第一章。「犍度」(梵skandhaka)為蘊、聚之義,意指聚集同類法之章節。其內容包涵佛陀少年的事跡。

As always we welcome feedback of any type!

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Ordination Skandhaka 1 受戒一 English only 英譯版 | bilingual 中英對照版

First published: 12-1-2013
Revised: 4-9-2014, 12-4-2014, 10-11-2015 (Thanks to Ven. Jin Yong for valuable comments)

 

 

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