Greco-Buddhist monasticism - meaning and definition. What is Greco-Buddhist monasticism
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Greco-Buddhist monasticism         
The role of Greek Buddhist monks in the development of the Buddhist faith under the patronage of Emperor Ashoka around 260 BCE and subsequently during the reign of the Indo-Greek king Menander (r. 165/155–130 BCE) is described in the Mahavamsa, an important non-canonical Theravada Buddhist historical text compiled in Sri Lanka in the 6th century in the Pali language.
Buddhist monasticism         
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  • A Buddhist monk in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, wearing the robes of an abbot in a monastery
Buddhist monastery; Buddhist monastics; Monasticism in Buddhism
Buddhist monasticism is one of the earliest surviving forms of organized monasticism and one of the fundamental institutions of Buddhism. Monks and nuns, called bhikkhu (Pali, Skt.
Christian monasticism         
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  • Clonmacnois Round Tower
  • Paula]] and [[Eustochium]] by [[Francisco de Zurbarán]], 1638-1640).
  • [[Saint Benedict]] by Herman Nieg, Heiligenkreuz Abbey, Austria
  • [[Loccum Abbey]] has been a Lutheran monastery since the 16th century A.D.
  • [[Konstantin Savitsky]], monk 1897
  • Nun profession ceremony for a new nun, admitted to the cloister (behind the half door).
  • Orthodox monks farming potatoes in [[Russia]], c. 1910
  • [[Icon]] of [[Saint Anthony the Great]], the founder of Christian monasticism
  • The hospital at [[Soutra Aisle]].
  • St. [[Anthony of Kiev]] wearing the Great Schema.
  • A monastery in [[Hronský Beňadik]] ([[Slovakia]]).
Medieval monks; Monastic rule; Monastic life; Western monasticism; Western Monasticism; Monasticism, Eastern; Monasticism, Western; Christian monk; Christian monastic orders; Chrisitan monks; Christian monastics; Christian monastic; Monasticism in Christianity; Catholic monasticism
Christian monasticism is the devotional practice of Christians who live ascetic and typically cloistered lives that are dedicated to Christian worship. It began to develop early in the history of the Christian Church, modeled upon scriptural examples and ideals, including those in the Old Testament, but not mandated as an institution in the scriptures.