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Hi, might be here for some time - Gwyddion

Postby Gwyddion » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:14 pm

Hi everyone - looking for a decent forum to discuss Buddhism - I'm living in a Theravada temple at the moment as a lay-person - going to become a monk in the Thai tradition - not a forest monk though, not yet at least. Got loads of questions, hopefully a few answers to share too.

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Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:28 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

Since the abbot of the Buddhavihāra is from Wat Mahādhātu, am I right in thinking that he teaches the Mahāsi Vipassanā Satipaṭṭhāna method?
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Postby Ben » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:30 pm

Greetings Gwyddion and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:31 pm

:hello:
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Postby Yana » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:51 pm

Hi Gwiyddion, Welcome :hello:
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Postby cooran » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:29 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel :group:

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:22 am

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Postby bodom » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:23 am

Welcome Gwyddion!

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Postby waimengwan » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:26 pm

Welcome

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Postby Gwyddion » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:56 pm

The temple is not called buddhavihara anymore it is actually the representative temple of wat mahathat in England and is now called way mahathat itself. Vippassana is not a major practice at this temple in kings Bromley, but it is my personal specialism despite this. The shari'a specialism seems to be pali and chanting.

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Postby Paul Davy » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:56 am

Greetings Gwyddion

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

Best wishes for your monastic plans!

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And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
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