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by gavesako
Thu May 28, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: "Buddhist Paths: to the Forest or to the Palace?"
Replies: 0
Views: 97

"Buddhist Paths: to the Forest or to the Palace?"

Louis Gabaude: "Buddhist Paths: to the Forest or to the Palace?" Abstract: Buddhist studies in the West have been conditioned first by Greek and then by Christian conceptions of religion as a set of beliefs, doctrines or dogmas. This perspective may not take into account the initial conflicting dyn...
by gavesako
Sun May 24, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Passing of the abbot of Wat Pa Ban Tad
Replies: 17
Views: 552

Re: Passing of the abbot of Wat Pa Ban Tad

Video from his funeral:

by gavesako
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada is actively growing in the West. What is your take on what the future of that may bring?
Replies: 37
Views: 2566

Re: Theravada is actively growing in the West. What is your take on what the future of that may bring?

A good article by David Brazier: So now we face a situation where Buddhism in the West has absorbed a mulitude of values and attitudes that have no connection with Buddha, but have their roots in Europen history and North American concerns. http://eleusis.ning.com/group/buddhism/forum/topics/unmoder...
by gavesako
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what is the pali text for this chanting clip?
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: what is the pali text for this chanting clip?

With translation:
bhavagga - avici.png
by gavesako
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Funeral of Luang Por Baen
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: Funeral of Luang Por Baen

Flame
Flame
The funeral pyre
by gavesako
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Mun honoured by UNESCO
Replies: 11
Views: 917

Re: Ajahn Mun honoured by UNESCO

Today is the 150th birth anniversary of Luang Pu Mun
by gavesako
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Funeral of Luang Por Baen
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: Funeral of Luang Por Baen

The funeral pyre is still burning...

by gavesako
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Funeral of Luang Por Baen
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Funeral of Luang Por Baen

Luang Por Baen died on the 16th January 2020 (same day as Ajahn Chah) at his monastery Wat Doi Dhammachedi in Sakhon Nakhon, Thailand. He was a senior Dhammayut forest monk close to Luangta Maha Boowa and known for his strict adherence to the Vinaya and meditation practice. He instructed his discipl...
by gavesako
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days
Replies: 67
Views: 4652

Re: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days

The great fire in Surin resulted in lot of suffering: a huge destruction of property and a great sense of loss. Some folks even went out of their minds. People came in a stream to see Luang Pu Dune and to bemoan the good they had done in the past, saying, "We've been making merit at the temple and p...
by gavesako
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Money or assets while ordaining
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: Money or assets while ordaining

Generally it is recommended to new candidates to relinquish control over their funds, e.g. by handing them over to a relative, in case they choose to leave the robes within the first few years (which is quite common). In that case they would have something to fall back on rather than expect the mona...
by gavesako
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Mun honoured by UNESCO
Replies: 11
Views: 917

Ajahn Mun honoured by UNESCO

A United Nations agency has recognised two prominent Thai monks as “important figures” in promoting world peace. They are the late Somdet Phra Mahasamanachao Kromphraya Wachiryanawarorot, the 10th Supreme Patriarch, and Ajarn Mun Bhuridatta, who established the Thai forest monastery tradition, which...
by gavesako
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 2676

Re: Pope visits Thailand



Notice the European-style architecture of the Bangkok temple in which the meeting took place. The relationship of the Catholic church with Thailand has a long history.
by gavesako
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 2676

Pope visits Thailand

The Pope receives a copy of Phra Malai manuscript as a gift in Bangkok. They have probably chosen this text because it also talks about heaven and hell and good and bad karma, and how beings can be saved through intervention from above (Phra Malai going down to visit hell and those beings are saved ...