How do i write letter to monastery?

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How do i write letter to monastery?

Postby Gena1480 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:53 pm

Hello to all i would like to write a letter to a monastery
but never wrote a letter before.
what should i include in the letter
how is it to be formed.
if anyone wrote letter to a monastery before
maybe some can send me a copy so i can use it as an example.
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Re: How do i write letter to monastery?

Postby SDC » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:23 pm

I've emailed a monastery.

Be polite and honest...all I can think to say.
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Re: How do i write letter to monastery?

Postby Sokehi » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:43 pm

SDC is right... just be honest, use your own words... be kind and don't try to be something that you aren't... all the best.
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Re: How do i write letter to monastery?

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:14 pm

What are you writing for?
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Re: How do i write letter to monastery?

Postby Gena1480 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:38 pm

i want to write Wat Pah Nanachat
and ask permission if i can stay there for a month.
and what date is best to fly there.
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Re: How do i write letter to monastery?

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:43 pm

Gena1480 wrote:i want to write Wat Pah Nanachat
and ask permission if i can stay there for a month.
and what date is best to fly there.

if I were you I would have some dates to suggest.
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Re: How do i write letter to monastery?

Postby Sokehi » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:51 pm

Gena1480 wrote:i want to write Wat Pah Nanachat
and ask permission if i can stay there for a month.
and what date is best to fly there.


Yes just write the guest monk, he can inform you what time of the year would be best. Usually as far as I experienced many laymen from the west come and go. The maximum time for you to stay in the monastery is one month anyways. After this you either have to leave or you "ordain" as an Anagarika. Depends if the monastery thinks you are suitable.

All this is based is on my experiences 10 years ago, so it might be different today.

For the weather I'd suggest you go there in November, December... it's not to hot then. But this info any other available Thailand-Travel-Guide might grand you.
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