Although there were a number of distinct vinaya traditions or ordination lineages, only three have survived to the present day: the Theravāda, Dharmaguptaka, and Mūlasarvāstivāda. Japanese Buddhism is particularly distinguished by its rejection of celibate monasticism.
Can I go live in a Buddhist monastery?
Yes, in some of the Buddhist monastery, you can help the monks as a volunteer and you can live in the monastery for certain period.
Why can’t you touch a Buddhist monk?
Monks are forbidden from touching or coming close to women’s bodies, because it is believed that a woman’s body is contrary to a monk’s vows. Thus, most temples in Thailand put an announcement which restricts women from entering.
What are Buddhist monks not allowed to do?
Monks are not allowed to request anything from lay people; and lay people cannot demand anything from the monks.
How much do monks get paid?
The salaries of Buddhist Monks in the US range from $18,280 to $65,150 , with a median salary of $28,750 . The middle 50% of Buddhist Monks makes $28,750, with the top 75% making $65,150.