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by DC2R
Sat May 20, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination with Ajahn Brahm at BSWA, Perth
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Ordination with Ajahn Brahm at BSWA, Perth

But don't give up hope! In those two (or three) years, you could be visiting or staying at many other excellent monasteries, meditating lots, studying lots, and going ahead with your monk's life while you are waiting. Don't put off your practise because you can't get into the monastery of your choi...
by DC2R
Sat May 20, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Before becoming a forest monk...
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Before becoming a forest monk...

Learn to be comfortable living on one or two meals per day, and not eating after noon. This might be a challenge for someone that is used to eating three meals throughout the day.
by DC2R
Sat May 13, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 58
Views: 7936

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

A little late, but this talk from Wat Marp Jan inspires its audience to keep up the practice.

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by DC2R
Sat May 13, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey there!
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Hey there!

Welcome, Tony!
by DC2R
Sat May 13, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Hello

Welcome, Nuggets!
by DC2R
Fri May 05, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello friends
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Hello friends

Hello and welcome!
by DC2R
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Advice on my practice of discipline & transitioning from the 5 to 8 precepts
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: Advice on my practice of discipline & transitioning from the 5 to 8 precepts

Abstaining from masturbation is hard. I really wish I could stop masturbating, I do not think I do it so much in order to indulge in the (extremely fleeting) pleasure of it but because I get overwhelmed with arousal & can't ignore it yet want it to go away. Obviously that just reinforces it but...
by DC2R
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Dāna
Topic: Alms-giving to what seems like a corrupt temple in my city
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: Alms-giving to what seems like a corrupt temple in my city

Phra Anandapanyo, one of the resident monks at Wat San Fran, has an account here on Dhamma Wheel. He has not been active for a while. I regularly watch his "Buddhism class" videos; he is knowledgeable and understands that some groups practice meditation more than others. He even gave me ad...
by DC2R
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are monks allowed to have contact with their parents?
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Are monks allowed to have contact with their parents?

I receive newsletters from several monasteries. They often talk about how the resident monks will travel to visit their parents, so I am sure calling them is fine.
by DC2R
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member's View
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: New Member's View

There are many resources to learn from here!

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:
by DC2R
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello friends
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Hello friends

Welcome!
by DC2R
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, New here
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Hi, New here

Welcome! :hello:
by DC2R
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Hello

Welcome!

You can find lots of teachings, audio and books, here: https://forestsangha.org/teachings/audio
by DC2R
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Hello

Welcome and good luck! :hello:
by DC2R
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Hello

There is plenty of reading material to learn from here!

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:
by DC2R
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Ohio
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Hello from Ohio

Welcome! :hello:
by DC2R
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: New to the forum

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:
by DC2R
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Wales :)
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Hello from Wales :)

Welcome! :hello:
by DC2R
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Greetings

Hello and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
by DC2R
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Sydney
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Greetings from Sydney

Welcome!

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