Where can I train to be a novice monk?

Ask Bhante – Questions & AnswersCategory: GeneralWhere can I train to be a novice monk?
Pittsburgh Buddhist Center Staff asked 10 years ago

Hello Bhante Pemaratana. I am in New York and have been going regularly to a Thai Buddhist Temple. I have undergone a major refocus of my life because of Theravada Buddhism and would like to become a samanera or novice monk. The particular place of worship does not offer certificates and therefore, it seems to me that they do not offer this practice any more. Is this type of training possible to undergo at the PBC? Is it even offered? If not, could you recommend a location in the United State that offers this type of traning? I am committed to this.

Sincerely, Phillip

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Pittsburgh Buddhist Center Staff answered 10 years ago

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  1. Yes, our center organizes vipassana meditation retreat every summer. There is also a Vipassana Sitting Group. They meet every Wednesday from 6 – 7:30 pm at Temple Sinai. Please call Rhonda Rosen @ 714 612 6616.

    with metta

    Bhante Pema

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