A day in the life of a Sangha Member (僧團的一天)

#1

This article gives a look into what the daily routine of the Sangha is like:

http://bwsangha.org/about/j/b

Their day starts at 350am and is filled with learning and practices.
Really inspiring!

#2

Similarly, this is what a group of Bhikkhuni goes through from 3:50am to 9pm:

http://bwsangha.org/about/j/c

:pray:

#3

check out this Ask Me Anything (AMA) thread on Reddit conducted by a Bhikkhu in America:

#4

Q:聽說法師的行程總是很緊湊,請問法師平常一整天的作息?

In a reply to this question, Venerable Ru Jun describes what he does in a day.

from the 0 min mark to the 3:19 min mark

My takeaway is how dedicated Venerable Ru Jun is in devoting his time to his practice. Comparing with what I do daily, I find myself wasting the bulk of my time in useless pursuits. sigh.

#5

Enjoy this video:

#6

Master Ri-Chang shares his happiness on his decision to join the Sangha:

所以我一开头曾经给你们说过,我当初出家的时候人人笑我,等到我出了家多少年以后,跟以前的老朋友碰见了,那老朋友都说:“某人哪!算来算去还是你最好。”那当初我们在学校里念书的时候,大家都在想,哎呀,要什么啊?每一个人有伟大的志愿,要成家立业;现在呢,每一个人都五子登科。所谓五子登科啊,什么?房子,什么?车子、妻子、金子,还有什么子啊?儿子,每个人都五子登科了。结果他忙了半天,问他干什么?“哎呀!还不是图这个家,还不是为了这些孩子!”你说忙了半天,结果呢?唉!他只有是这个样。
From Master’s Lamrim Commentary Track 114a https://bwmonastery.org.sg/lr114a

Sometimes I also wonder why so many of us put so much energy and effort in chasing after the material stuff in life, knowing that all that will disappear when our lives end.

#7

A story closer to home: