Monk travelling back to is country

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Monk travelling back to is country

Postby Gabriel » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:02 pm

Hello dharma brothers and sisters.
I am new to this forum and happy to find it.
I am seriously considering to go forth to the homeless life in Burma. I am from Canada. So far, Pa-Auk forest monastery is my first choice. I got offered help by a Burmese woman and her family to help me over there. They would host me, take me to the monastery's and take care of me in general. This is a amazing opportunity.
So my questions goes: When you are a Bhikkhu, is the monastery or the laity's taking car of the possible fee's for the visa extensions or passport renew ?
Also, if I need to go out of Burma and back for visa or passport affairs, how it work?
And, if I want or need to go back to Canada, will the monastery help me whit that?
Finally,If I disrobe in Burma, am-I responsible for my transportation out of the country or if I get any support, not to get stock in that country whit no money?

Thank you in advance for your answers and sorry for the possible mistakes in language and spelling ( I am French Canadian) .
May all being be happy
METTA
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Re: Monk travelling back to is country

Postby Dhammanando » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:00 pm

See appendix V:

Teaching & Training in Pa-Auk Forest Monastery



It seems that if a non-Burmese wishes to ordain at Pa-Auk Monastery he will be required to deposit funds with the monastery's kappiya that will be sufficient to cover both visa extensions and repatriation. But I suggest that you contact the monastery to ascertain what their current policy is:
http://www.paaukforestmonastery.org/contact.htm
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Re: Monk travelling back to is country

Postby Gabriel » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:50 pm

Thank you very much Dhammanando bhikkhu :anjali: . From your experience and knowledge is it different a Other monastery's in Asia?
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Re: Monk travelling back to is country

Postby Dhammanando » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:45 pm

Hi Gabriel,

There is a variety of policies among monasteries in Asia, with some leaving the foreign monk to completely fend for himself and others providing full support with regard to travel costs, visas etc. Pa-Awk Monastery seems to be somewhere in the middle: since they are strict about the prohibition against handling money they arrange for a lay kappiya to deal with all that stuff, but unlike, say, at Wat Pa Nanachat, the ordinand is required to pay the kappiya in advance of his ordination.
    ...and this thought arose in the mind of the Blessed One:
    “Who lives without reverence lives miserably.”
    Uruvela Sutta, A.ii.20

    It were endless to dispute upon everything that is disputable.
    — William Penn Some Fruits of Solitude,
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Re: Monk travelling back to is country

Postby Gabriel » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:09 am

:anjali:
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