Bhikhu ordination

Higher Ordination (Upasampada, Acceptance as a Bhikkhu)

Master HughesIn the Buddhist monk's code of ethics, the Vinaya, the Buddha decreed that a condition for higher ordination is that the candidate has a Preceptor. You should ask the senior monk to be your preceptor, thus the applicant has a preceptor to guide him so long as he remains a bhikkhu in the Buddha's dispensation (Sasana).

Telling the Robes and Bowl:

The Teacher (Acariya) now instructs the candidate:

Please listen to me, according to the Vinaya rules an applicant should be checked to see that he has a complete set of three robes and an alms-bowl before he can receive higher ordination as a bhikkhu: