Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

30. What is the Role of Monasticism in Buddhism?

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Ann Heirman [+-]
University of Ghent
Ann Heirman is Professor of Chinese Language and Culture and head of the Centre for Buddhist Studies at Ghent University in Belgium.

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Buddhist monasticism has played a highly influential role in the study, dissemination, and impact of Buddhism. Indeed, monastics may be seen as both the guardians and the transmitters of Buddhist culture, particularly in Asia. Consequently, it is safe to say that Buddhist history—and, by extension, Asian history—would have developed very differently in their absence.

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Heirman, Ann. 30. What is the Role of Monasticism in Buddhism?. Buddhism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 148-152 Nov 2021. ISBN 9781800500907. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40769. Date accessed: 23 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40769. Nov 2021

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