Monastery's in Burma(Myanmar)

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Monastery's in Burma(Myanmar)

Postby Gabriel » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:04 am

Hello dharma brothers and sisters, Venerable bhikkhus and Bhikkhunis,
I am presently looking for monastery's where one foreign can study meditation samatha and Vipassana in English or French language in Burma and ordain has a novice. I hope no subject of that kind have been open already. If you have any suggestion, it would help me, I could no find any complete list in the internet.
Thank you in advance. may all being be happy

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Re: Monastery's in Burma(Myanmar)

Postby pilgrim » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:41 am

Pa auk Monastery

also the following but with less emphasis on Samatha and more on Vipassana

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Re: Monastery's in Burma(Myanmar)

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:29 am

Another good branch Mahāsi branch monastery with centres in Rangoon and outside of Rangoon.
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Re: Monastery's in Burma(Myanmar)

Postby Babadhari » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:16 pm

pages 37 onwards here have a list of Burmese meditation centres for Vipassana and also Samatha. ... enters.pdf

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Re: Monastery's in Burma(Myanmar)

Postby Dhammanando » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:22 am

If you are open to considering Burmese monasteries in Thailand, then there is Wat Tha Ma O in Lampang Province. The new abbot there, Sayadaw Gandhasāra, is a disciple of Mahasi Sayadaw who is fluent in English and teaches the samatha-vipassanā system outlined in Mahasi’s Brahmavihāra Dhamma, i.e., insight development based upon mettā jhāna.
Khandhānaṃ rāsaṭṭhaṃ, āyatanānaṃ āyatanaṭṭhaṃ,
Dhātūnaṃ suññaṭṭhaṃ, indriyānaṃ adhipatiyaṭṭhaṃ,
Saccānaṃ tathaṭṭhaṃ aviditaṃ karotītipi ‘avijjā’.

It prevents knowing the meaning of heap in the aggregates, the meaning of actuating in the sense-bases, the meaning of voidness in the elements, the meaning of predominance in the faculties, and the meaning of suchness in the truths, thus it is called ‘ignorance’.
(Visuddhimagga XVII. 43)

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Re: Monastery's in Burma(Myanmar)

Postby Gabriel » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:55 pm

Thank you all for your answers. :anjali:

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