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Book: Buddhism in Five Minutes

Chapter: 34. What is the Role of Lay Buddhists?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.40773


While there is disagreement within and between Buddhist traditions about what may or may not constitute genuine ordination, the variety of roles for laity are not usually problematic, especially as they generally continue to center around the prescribed roles of supporting the monastic community and ethical practice.

Chapter Contributors

  • Alice Collett ( - collett) 'York St John University'