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What is the most prominent way to ordain as a monk? Like who's involved, and how to contact the respective person to ordain?

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  • This answer may give you some guidance. – Unrul3r Aug 31 '14 at 13:21
  • Hmm, I was more hoping for an answer which point out the more practical side of it. It is actually a stage too far to what I meant, and it is actually about the requirements more instead of the pragmatic side and that is what I was looking for. – Jordy van Ekelen Aug 31 '14 at 13:31
  • Take a look at the links in the end. They are a bit more pragmatic. If you want more pragmatic than that, I suggest contacting a monastery directly & visiting them. Good luck. – Unrul3r Aug 31 '14 at 15:32
  • Which tradition, which country? If it's for you personally, what sort of level of renunciation are you looking for? (the gamut runs from Shin priests who carry on a mostly regular lay-like life, vs monks in a monastery and inbetween, like in Chinese monastics that also teach and work in hospitals.) – MatthewMartin Aug 31 '14 at 17:31
  • Sorry I think this is too broad really. It would be better targeted at a particular tradition. I'm voting to close this – Crab Bucket Sep 1 '14 at 18:20

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