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by gavesako
Fri May 04, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in the Mahamevnawa in Sri Lanka
Replies: 21
Views: 1984

Re: Ordination in the Mahamevnawa in Sri Lanka

Actually Ven. K. Gnanananda, the head of the Mahamevnawa group, once handed us a copy of his book in English and -- a little embarrassed -- he crossed out the word "Thero" behind his name. The reason is that he is a Pali scholar and his aim is to return to the original Buddha's teachings as preserv...
by gavesako
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah
Replies: 23
Views: 2373

Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

The ceremony marking 100 years of Ajahn Chah will be on the 16th January 2018 in Wat Nong Pah Pong, Ubon Rajathani, Thailand.
by gavesako
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah
Replies: 23
Views: 2373

Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Enshrining Ajahn Chah's tooth and hair relics at the top of the stone pillar marking his place of birth: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=ms.c.eJxVVUEOXUEIulGjooL3v1gzTZrP2xJFVMbJqGwhklkjVv7J~%3B8ioTx31Q3oOCsliLkad~_0MwCSotBktQ4wiHFM8Q9fG8Fu7Ag2V1JXnXjmgUaZo3KtU9FgNQUZ61pDKserNOWd6pKpUfHg2UA0...
by gavesako
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah
Replies: 23
Views: 2373

Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

It is being printed to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Ajahn Chah in early 2018 and will be gradually distributed to all the branch monasteries overseas where people can get a free copy. Also a PDF and audio book will be available. Keep an eye on www.forestangha.org
by gavesako
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah
Replies: 23
Views: 2373

Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

New biography of Ajahn Chah written by Ajahn Jayasaro. 800+ pages
by gavesako
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Watching defilements come and go
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: Watching defilements come and go

For instance in the Majjhima Nikāya (I.280) it is said that an arahant is so called because all sinful evil things are remote (āraka) from him. The Vimanavatthu Atthakatha (105-6) defines the term in the following words: "An arahant is so called because he is remote (ārake) from sinful things;" http...
by gavesako
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Watching defilements come and go
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Watching defilements come and go

Watching defilements come and go Ajahn Chah: The Buddha said that the Enlightened Ones were far from defilements. This doesn't mean that they ran away from defilements. They did not. Defilements were there. He compared it to a lotus leaf in a pond of water. The leaf and the water exist together. Th...
by gavesako
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah
Replies: 23
Views: 2373

Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Ajahn Jayasaro doing a book reading of Ajahn Chah’s new official biography in English, to be published next year to commemorate his 100th birth anniversary:

by gavesako
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Making Hats for Monastics
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Making Hats for Monastics

Woolly hats are essential in the winter, especially in the north of Thailand where temperatures can drop down to zero or even below, such as today (apparently Doi Inthanon was even colder -5 Celsius at 2600 meters). Oh! I would love to send some hats to Thailand. I'm not sure if they will be done b...
by gavesako
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Making Hats for Monastics
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Making Hats for Monastics

Woolly hats are essential in the winter, especially in the north of Thailand where temperatures can drop down to zero or even below, such as today (apparently Doi Inthanon was even colder -5 Celsius at 2600 meters).
by gavesako
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Visit to Bangkok
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Visit to Bangkok

The best place is the BiA - Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives at Suan Rotfai, near Chatuchak market.

http://www.bia.or.th/en/
by gavesako
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: New forest monastery in Norway
Replies: 24
Views: 4664

Re: New forest monastery in Norway

Lokuttara Vihara - Skiptvet Skogskloster TV interview https://youtu.be/3C01ZKTA2rg Kapitler 6. Skogsklosteret i Skiptvet (8:00 - 10:25) https://tv.nrk.no/serie/distriktsnyheter-oestfold/DKOS99111417/14-11-2017#t=8m1s NRK Norwegian TV came to make a short 2-minute video about Lokuttara Vihara. The f...
by gavesako
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: New forest monastery in Norway
Replies: 24
Views: 4664

Re: New forest monastery in Norway

แกะรอยธรรม ตามรายทาง (Thai book by Ajahn Jundee - Norway 2017) Travelogue with photos of the European trip by LP Liem and Ajahn Jundee in May-June 2017 visiting monasteries in England, Portugal, Italy and Norway. เป็นหนังสือธรรมะที่หลวงพ่อจันดี กันตสาโร ได้เขียนเกี่ยวกับการมาทริปยุโรปกับหลวงพ่อเลี่ย...
by gavesako
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Justin McDaniel's book "Architects of Buddhist Leisure"
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Justin McDaniel's book "Architects of Buddhist Leisure"

£10 million could be used to promote Buddhist education in India. But no, let's build a theme park instead!
https://t.co/wXMeIxFHbP
by gavesako
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Justin McDaniel's book "Architects of Buddhist Leisure"
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Justin McDaniel's book "Architects of Buddhist Leisure"

Justin McDaniel free book download: "Architects of Buddhist Leisure" Architects of Buddhist Leisure : Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia’s Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks Author(s) McDaniel, Justin Thomas Publisher University of Hawai'i / Hawai‘i Press, Honolulu Published 2016 Abstract Bud...