Ven Samten of Sravasti Abbey talks about her experience, after 1 year of being a sramanerika (novice nun).
I actually met her a day after she took her angarika precepts. The angarika precepts is when someone takes the 8 lay precepts for life, but at the Abbey, monastics in training take them for a year. They live in the community with the precepts and do a 1 year trial period before actually ordaining. Continue reading »