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by gavesako
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Funeral of Luang Por Baen
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Funeral of Luang Por Baen

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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: 497

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: 180

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: 180

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: 2510

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: 375

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: 497

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: 1670

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: 1670

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 ...
by gavesako
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Robes - fabrication and wearing
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Robes - fabrication and wearing

Putting on a bhikkhu's robes should not be done lightly: (b) The Commentary contains a long discussion on the question of what it means to take affiliation by theft. It distinguishes three kinds of theft: theft of status (putting on robes without the authorization of the Community), theft of affilia...
by gavesako
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Latest announcement from Amaravati monastery. (Good dhamma inc)
Replies: 21
Views: 1132

Re: Latest announcement from Amaravati monastery. (Good dhamma inc)

Good to hear Thai support and appreciate the effort western teachers do in spreading Buddhism. Would theses titles give them some privileges? Would they be able to serve as upajjhaya so that the ordinations they perform are recognized by the Thai government? Or was it already so before? Having thes...
by gavesako
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Latest announcement from Amaravati monastery. (Good dhamma inc)
Replies: 21
Views: 1132

Re: Latest announcement from Amaravati monastery. (Good dhamma inc)

1564485359181.jpg In this interview with Tricycle magazine Ajahn Pasanno describes the forest monks' attitude to receiving honours: Thai King Bestows High Honor on Western Buddhists One of the four Thai Forest monks granted a royal title explains the significance of this ceremony in Thailand and th...
by gavesako
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Abbot is the late concept in Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Re: Abbot is the late concept in Buddhism

For a historical study of 'manager monks' see Managing Monks: Administrators and Administrative Roles in Indian Buddhist Monasticism Book by Jonathan A. Silk https://the-eye.eu/public/Books/Buddhism/Oxford%20University%20Press%20Managing%20Monks%2C%20Administrators%20and%20Administrative%20Roles%20i...