Meditating on Words

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Re: Meditating on Words

Postby clw_uk » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:58 pm

Strange ive never come accross it, what tradition is it? do you have a website or anything i can look at?


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Re: Meditating on Words

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:46 am

HI Craig,

The directory http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/ might also be useful...

I think that it might be useful to reflect on why you feel the need to be able to give money if you go on a retreat. For a start, there are other ways of giving (by volunteering to help out on future retreats, for example).

Also, I think that there is a huge psychological difference between feeling that you're paying for a service and realising that you are receiving a gift. If you feel that Ajahn X is instructing you because he is anticipating a donation, that's not really conducive to a good relationship. Furthermore, it would be very unhelpful to get to a difficult point in a retreat and be feeling that Ajahn X should be treating you better because, after all, you're actually paying for this.

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Re: Meditating on Words

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:51 am

clw_uk wrote:Strange ive never come accross it, what tradition is it? do you have a website or anything i can look at?

Is this it? It's in the Buddhanet directory...
http://www.angulimala.org.uk/

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Re: Meditating on Words

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:50 am

clw_uk wrote:Strange ive never come accross it, what tradition is it? do you have a website or anything i can look at?


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I'll presume you are talking to my responce?
yes Anguilimala is part of the monestery but the actual retreat centre is http://www.foresthermitage.org.uk/bhava ... index.html
and the monestery is http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/phrakhem/

here are some photoes of my retreats last year http://manapa.multiply.com/photos/album ... reats_2008
and if you look through the blogs there are one or two inspired from them.
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