amrad wrote:When you go to the monastery home page its hard to tell if its true Theravada or a synthesis of that and Mahayana. Could anyone add any information as to the nature of their mission. What a loving act of generosity to make these lectures available for free to those interested.
I have not listened to these particular talks, but I have listened to Bhante's Saturday morning MN talks for the last five months and I doubt those talks linked to above would be much different in terms of Theravada doctrine. He almost never brings up any Mahayana concepts. It's all coming right from the Pali suttas, sometimes with information from the ancient commentaries. From time to time a student will ask a question related to Mahayana and he usually avoids commenting. If he ever did, though, I'm sure he would make it clear that the information is coming from Mahayana. He is, of course, very respectful to the Mahayana teachings, but doesn't do blending.