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Fourfold Sangha

1. Bhikshu or Gelong - fully ordained monks - received monastic ordination, also includes Shramaneras or Getsuls (novices)

2. Bhikshuni or Gelongma - fully ordained nuns - received monastic ordination, also includes Shramanerikas or Getsulmas (novices)

3. Upasaka - laymen who have formally taken lay ordination of refuge and five precepts

4. Upasika - laywomen who have formally taken lay ordination of refuge and five precepts

fourfold_sangha.txt · Last modified: 2018/02/26 18:11 (external edit)