Bhikkhu Ñanajivako

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Bhikkhu Ñanajivako

Postby Tom » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:01 am

I'm interested to gather more information on Bhikkhu Ñanajivako. Does anyone on this forum know what monastery he may have lived in?
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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanajivako

Postby pulga » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:02 am

I'm not sure if he passed away there, but he did spend a number of his final years at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Talmage, California, a small town outside of Ukiah.

I may be mistaken, but I believe when he lived in Sri Lanka he preferred to live in the homes of dayakas. The monasteries in Sri Lanka didn't appeal to him.
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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanajivako

Postby Tom » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:23 am

Is it known from whom he learned the Dhamma or where he had trained in his early years as a monk?
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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanajivako

Postby pulga » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:42 am

Given his name I would assume he took ordination from Ven. Vajirañána Mahá Náyaka Thera, his acariya would have been Ven. Nyanatiloka Mahá Thera at the Island Hermitage (Polgasduwa), Dodanduwa.
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