The Eightfold Path in Tibetan Buddhism

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  • Created on: 21-05-18 15:41

In terms of monastic living, Tibetan Buddhists apply similar ethical principles to those of Theravada Buddhism; however, there are some differences in terms of chastity and inoffensiveness

  • In some Tibetan traditions, Lamas have been encouraged to marry, whilst many Tibetan Buddhists in the UK interpret the principles of right action and inoffensiveness to mean that they should be vegetarian
  • Tibetan monks are as meticulous as Theravada monks when it comes to study
  • Intellectual training is an important part of Tibetan Buddhism and even the Dalai Lama had to go through 3 months worth of examinations

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