Search found 1683 matches

Go to advanced search

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: 3
Views: 150

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: 6
Views: 153

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: 6
Views: 153

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: 10
Views: 277

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: 10
Views: 354

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: 657

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: 104

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: 68
Views: 1687

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: 68
Views: 1687

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: 68
Views: 1687

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: 68
Views: 1687

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: 68
Views: 1687

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: 57
Views: 7540

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: 68
Views: 1687

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: 3319

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: 68
Views: 1687

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 ...
by gavesako
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 68
Views: 1687

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

Obviously there are some rules about what monastery funds can be used for (paying bills, repairing buildings, etc.). But buying and selling company shares to make profit is not appropriate. As the monk is serving as a state official in the post of deputy abbot of the temple, he is bound by Section 1...
by gavesako
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 68
Views: 1687

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

While I am sure that many will find a temple buying stocks (shares) distasteful I am wondering about the legality of this for the discussion here. This thread is about the legalities surrounding the dammakaya temple so does anyone know here if it is legal for a temple to use its funds to purchase s...
by gavesako
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 68
Views: 1687

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

Dhammakaya deputy abbot accused of using temple funds for share trading Dhammakaya Temple deputy abbot Phra Thatthacheevo used temple funds to trade in stocks according to available evidence, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has alleged. Pol Pakorn Sucheevakun, who heads the DSI Bureau ...
by gavesako
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 10.216 Saṃsappaniya pariyāya [Saṃsappanīya] Sutta.
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: AN 10.216 Saṃsappaniya pariyāya [Saṃsappanīya] Sutta.

The unusual formulation "Thus a being is reborn from a being; one is reborn through one’s deeds." is explained by Piya Tan: The second line (bhūtā bhūtassa upapatti hoti) is a difficult line. There is clearly a word play here, that is, the usage of words in such a way as to be as inclusive...

Go to advanced search

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine

cron