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Buddhism Social Hierarchy
Buddhist Lay People
A lay Buddhist follows the teachings of the Buddha and observes the Five Precepts. A Lay Buddhist also takes refuge int he Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha
Buddhist Lay people is a broad term, but it refers to any "Layperson" specifically towards a wealthy and prestigious familial patriarch. Also like a householder
Bodha Gaya is the most important religious site and place of pilgrimage, the Mahabodhi Temple houses what is believed to be the Bodhi tree where the Buddha realized his enlightenment
Buddhist nuns are required to take extra vows "The Eights Garudhammas" But with these rules being so strict, the Buddhist nuns are dying out. So Bhikkunis choose to take an informal and limited set of vows similar to the Historical vows of the sāmaṇerī
They're are also called "Bhikkhunis"
Buddhist nuns are a fully ordained female monastic in Buddhism. (No males)
Women also are able to be a Buddhist Monk
Buddhist are male or female monastics. There lives are governed by a set of rules called prātimokṣa or pātimokkha.
Buddhist monks were only allowed to own 8 possessions" their robe (Hint: three pieces of fabric), a begging bowl, girdle, water-filter, a needle (To repair their robe), and a razor to keep their hair shaved
A Monastery is a community of either men or women, who have decided to stray from society, and creating a new community dedicated to religious practice.
Fun Fact: The word monk comes from the Greek monos, which means along