A full time religious practitioner living in a dedicated community. Typically a follower of a monastic lifestyle undertakes an additional set of vows over and above those taken by lay followers. Monastic traditions vary greatly between Buddhist traditions. This tag refers to monks and nuns so is gender neutral.

A monk is a full time religious practitioner living in a dedicated community.

Typically a follower of a monastic lifestyle undertakes an additional set of vows over and above those taken by lay followers. Monastic traditions vary greatly.

Tag usage

This tag is gender neutral so can be used to ask questions about monks and nuns regardless of the religion

Use the tag for questions specifically about male Buddhist monks

Use the tag for questions specifically about female Buddhist nuns

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