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One private group of about 50 gay priests and laymen meets once a year, for a kind of retreat.
He wrote two long works, the Institutes and Conferences.
Bangkok Buddhist religious authorities ordered them to disrobe and declared invalid their ordination.
He is almost always shown smiling or laughing, hence his nickname in Chinese, the Laughing Buddha.
Aspects of meditation Orationis Formas
It requires a team of monks working anywhere from days to weeks, depending on the size of the mandala, to create this floor plan of the sacred mansion that is life.
Confusion between Buddha and Budai:
Post a Message and Light a Candle.
They pray privately for most of the week, then come together on Sundays and Feast Days for communal prayer, thus combining aspects of both eremitic and coenobitic monasticism.
The Abbot Primate does not have direct jurisdiction in the monasteries of the order, though he is still charged with a general concern for the well-being of Benedictines around the world.