September 6, 2010 § 1 Comment
hi i am a Buddhist by birth and studied Buddhism for many years. well i am not a monk. i saw many westerners who embrace Buddhism and many of them became a monks and nuns– i am wondering about how they live in their respective countries where there is no any culuture of monasteries which are supported by lay people– i certainly don’t think these western monks can go to householders home and read sutras and recieve some money in return, Well then how does they survive– are they working as a lay people while retaining monkhood. i think to be become a monk in the west is really hard not only due to livilihood but also due to other distractions.