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adjective as in with communal life

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In recent years, many Buddhist nuns have taken on leadership roles that require either ordination status or academic degrees, all of which was quite unheard of in Buddhist monastic traditions in the past.

The concept advocates an almost monastic outlook, including not getting married, not having children, not having a job, not owning property, and consuming as little as possible.

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These saints had been assigned female at birth but lived out their lives as men in male monastic communities.

I’m so shocked that we continue to interview talent in that one to one monastic way.

By the way, if you went into monastic silence, then you’d probably be the exact same way, just by glaring.

Christianity spawned the monastic movement, originally in Egypt, that insisted upon peace, self-reliance, education and charity.

A similar monastic silence reigned, and the atmosphere was also of high seriousness and hygiene.

But his period of monastic seclusion officially comes to an end on Thursday.

A Youtube video of some jet-setting Buddhist monks has Thailand scrambling to crack down on materialism in the monastic ranks.

This should be manifestly clear this morning even to the most monastic heirs of David Broder.

In short, Marcella had been too long under her tuition, to become a willing devotee to the monastic rites of the Romish Church.

Ample tolerance of all religions and sects, but abolition and expulsion of all monastic Orders.

A bill brought into the English parliament vesting in the crown all the property of the monastic institutions.

Imagine, nowadays, I am often drawn towards the monastic life, or something similar.

The girl leaned over and remade my monastic white cot, giving the pillow a final pat to smooth it.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to monastic, such as: ascetic, austere, contemplative, secluded, solitary, and celibate.

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