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by gavesako
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Ajahn Chah Facebook page
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Ajahn Chah Facebook page

There is also this page in both Thai and English translation:

https://www.facebook.com/ven.ajahn.chah/
by gavesako
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: New forest monastery in Norway
Replies: 22
Views: 2579

Re: New forest monastery in Norway

Pabbajjā ordination of Sāmanera Titthankaro on Āsālha Pūjā 2017 at Skiptvet Buddhist monastery Norway
พิธีบรรพชาสามเณรรูปแรกของวัดโลกุตตรวิหาร

by gavesako
Wed May 31, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: New forest monastery in Norway
Replies: 22
Views: 2579

Re: New forest monastery in Norway

Relics enshrining ceremony at the stupa with LP Liem (video)





LP Liem stupa relics Lokuttara Vihara.jpg
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by gavesako
Fri May 05, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The trap of luminous mind - Mae Chee Kaew
Replies: 5
Views: 1811

Re: The trap of luminous mind - Mae Chee Kaew

Much better to quote the English original...
by gavesako
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are monks allowed to have contact with their parents?
Replies: 4
Views: 449

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

Calling your parents once a week should be fine.
by gavesako
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Facts VS fiction: Buddhist themes in Yuval Noah Harari's writings
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: Facts VS fiction: Buddhist themes in Yuval Noah Harari's writings

The first of those books has been on my reading list for a while. Are they well worth reading, Bhante? A friend recommended it but I have not read it myself. Certainly from the interviews his ideas seem worth considering. Dreaming the world Sapiens rule the world, because we are the only animal tha...
by gavesako
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Facts VS fiction: Buddhist themes in Yuval Noah Harari's writings
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Facts VS fiction: Buddhist themes in Yuval Noah Harari's writings

This thread is to discuss the Buddhist influences in Yuval Noah Harari's texts, such as his books Sapiens and Homo Deus which have become widely read by people who are themselves influential in the world today. The interesting point is that Harari does Vipassana meditation 2 hours daily. http://www....
by gavesako
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Ancient Buddhist Sites
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: Ancient Buddhist Sites

Around 10,000 photographs of Buddhist archeological sites, pilgrimage centres, and temples in SE Asia, as well as Videos, Maps, Posters, etc.

http://www.photodharma.net/
by gavesako
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Dāna
Topic: Alms-giving to what seems like a corrupt temple in my city
Replies: 11
Views: 632

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

Beyond the Stream of the World by Phra Acariya Thoon Khippapanno Often when there is widespread interest in subject, there are also widespread misunderstandings. This is certainly true of the current interest in Buddhist meditation. Many different – and sometimes contradictory – methods of meditatio...
by gavesako
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-Thai Theravāda Forest Traditions?
Replies: 22
Views: 879

Re: Non-Thai Theravāda Forest Traditions?

According to the reports of his disciples, Ajahn Mun used to do a lot of Pali chanting on his own, sometimes for hours. They would spy on him to listen to what he was chanting. Mostly it was some of the longer Suttas such as Mahasamaya Sutta and similar ones. He might have memorized them or used a c...
by gavesako
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Craving as "companion".
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Craving as "companion".

In the Migajala Sutta: viewtopic.php?t=7675

The word is sadutiya (lit. "with a second" or "with a mate").
by gavesako
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 69
Views: 2451

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

Thailand seeks new abbot for scandal-hit Buddhist temple Thailand's National Office of Buddhism had proposed to religious authorities that a monk with no affiliation to the temple should now be appointed to lead it, the head of the government office, Pongporn Pramsaneh, told Reuters. This would help...
by gavesako
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 69
Views: 2451

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

BBC Thai had an article about it this week, looking at a couple of Dhammakaya branches in the UK which have been established in old church buildings that have been re-designed in a very expensive and luxurious way. The Dhammakaya imagery fits the church interiors and the monk explains their strategy...
by gavesako
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 69
Views: 2451

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

Long article by Sanitsuda Ekachai about monks and financial matters: Sangha crisis won't end with defrockment To reform the Sangha, the central control of the clergy's feudalistic, authoritarian system must end. So must the clergy's dependence on state patronage so it learns to be responsive to peop...
by gavesako
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 69
Views: 2451

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

TRobinson465 wrote:Heres a quote from book thats banned in Thailand.


Let's better keep this News thread to the current events as they are happening and discuss other related matters in the other thread: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=339
by gavesako
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 69
Views: 2451

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

Dhammakaya monk played stock market with KCUC money I thought they were "laundering" the money. Thats what DSI said for a year. "Play stock market" (เล่นหุ้น) is a bit of a too literal translation of the Thai phrase. It just means investing money on the stock market. DSI investi...
by gavesako
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 58
Views: 8555

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Ajahn Chah Memorial video
Talk by Ajahn Anan
English subtitles are available. Please click "CC" next to the gear icon

by gavesako
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 69
Views: 2451

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

Crouching Junta, Hidden Abbot Dhammakaya is the biggest and most influential temple in Thailand. It has gained traction, especially among lower-middle classes, thanks to a kind of Buddhist prosperity gospel that advocates meditation, volunteering and donations. It repackages traditional Buddhist co...
by gavesako
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Portuguese Language | Recursos em lingua portuguesa
Replies: 5
Views: 3469

Re: Portuguese Language | Recursos em lingua portuguesa

Interesting to see the growth of Dhamma in Portuguese. Compare with the early Portuguese contacts with Buddhism: The Portuguese Discovery of Buddhism: Locating Religion in Early Modern Asia Stephen Berkwitz https://www.academia.edu/31893595/The_Portuguese_Discovery_of_Buddhism_Locating_Religion_in_E...
by gavesako
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 69
Views: 2451

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

Tycoon's daughter faces probe over Dhammakaya-linked scam The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is looking into whether Alisa Asavabhokin, the daughter of a property tycoon, is the owner of a land plot connected with the Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative (KCUC) embezzlement scandal. If she ...

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