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by gavesako
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Robes - fabrication and wearing
Replies: 5
Views: 333

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: 783

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: 783

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: 307

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...
by gavesako
Mon May 06, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: The Monks of White Salmon
Replies: 1
Views: 309

The Monks of White Salmon

The Monks of White Salmon

https://projects.columbian.com/2019/05/ ... te-salmon/

Nice article with photographs about Pacific Hermitage in White Salmon, USA
by gavesako
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tantric Theravada?
Replies: 142
Views: 46676

Re: Tantric Theravada?

Petra Kieffer-Pülz, "Extra canonical Parittas: The Jinapañjara The Jinapañjara, one of the extra canonical paritta texts of the Theravāda tradition, is transmitted in slightly deviating recensions in Thailand, Burma and Sri Lanka. In the present contribution I edit the text according to all three r...
by gavesako
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What determines how long we live?
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: What determines how long we live?

We live until we "time out"...

:broke:

IN TIME - Running out of merit

https://sites.google.com/site/gavesako/ ... t-of-merit
by gavesako
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah
Replies: 24
Views: 4296

Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Ajahn Viradhammo talking at Wat Pa Pong about his memories of living in Ajahn Chah's monastery and the team spirit among the monks there, also about the Buddhist culture and the lay people who supported their commitment to practise hard:

by gavesako
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can I offer leftover food to a monk?
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Can I offer leftover food to a monk?

Stored-up Food : A Discussion of Pācittiya 38 , by Khematto Bhikkhu. (revised & expanded October 4, 2017) This essay, which includes the relevant Pāli along with its English translation, addresses the issue of whether the Vinaya allows monks to eat food reoffered on a subsequent day. -- The author ...
by gavesako
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quick question about Ajahn Chah's teachings
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Quick question about Ajahn Chah's teachings

There are also two books translated by Paul Breiter and published by Shambhala which, for copyright reasons, could not be included in the collected teachings book. They are called "Being Dharma" and "Everything Arises, Everything Falls Away". https://www.shambhala.com/being-dharma-218.html https://w...
by gavesako
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: "Behind the Open Door | Buddhist monk documentary"
Replies: 3
Views: 974

"Behind the Open Door | Buddhist monk documentary"

"Behind the Open Door | Buddhist monk documentary"



Documentary about Wat Pah Cittaviveka, Chithurst Buddhist Monastery in England
by gavesako
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ecology monks in Thailand
Replies: 20
Views: 2384

Re: Ecology monks in Thailand

Towards Interfaith Alliance for Rainforest

Phra Paisal Visalo
Nobel Peace Center, Oslo
19 June 2017

http://www.visalo.org/englishArticles/6006iriOslo.html
by gavesako
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: True Little Monks at Wat Pah Nanachat
Replies: 3
Views: 844

Re: True Little Monks at Wat Pah Nanachat

Rare documentary of Wat Pah Nanachat (2018)
by gavesako
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: True Little Monks at Wat Pah Nanachat
Replies: 3
Views: 844

True Little Monks at Wat Pah Nanachat

Little novice monks face their fear at the cemetery of Wat Pa Nanachat https://youtu.be/XY9h13Jab78 TRUE LITTLE MONK : The Wisdom Training Programme for Novices.” The first International Dhamma Reality Documentary that inspires a world of compassion & kindness. Following the livelihood of these 12 k...
by gavesako
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tantric Theravada?
Replies: 142
Views: 46676

Re: Tantric Theravada?

The northern Shan (Thai Yai) monk Kruba Boonchum has recently become more famous following his accurate prediction that 13 boys trapped in a cave will soon be found alive and well. He performed a ceremony to "open the cave" and is widely respected in northern Thailand and Burma. He also has connecti...