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by ttliic
Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: My rough plan
Replies: 16
Views: 2668

Re: My rough plan

The short answer is that some consider it a debt whilst others don't. The issue isn't whether it is a debt - it is a debt. It is whether somewhere will let you ordain given the special conditions of the debt. I believe Ajahn Bramali at Bodhinaya has said that Australians who ordain can do so with S...
by ttliic
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Question for Monks/Community: Forest Kutis
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Question for Monks/Community: Forest Kutis

It depends on many factors but in many it is generally like this 4.00 am - Wake up 4.30 am - chanting and meditation 6.00 am - alms round 8.00 am - meal 9.00 am - 11.00am- cleaning and chores 11.00 - 3pm free time 3.00 - 4.30pm work /chores 5.00pm - drinks 5.30 - 7.30pm - free time 7.30pm - 9pm - ev...
by ttliic
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: My rough plan
Replies: 16
Views: 2668

Re: My rough plan

The British Student Loan is a debt and does incur interest. Many debts have terms attached such as a friend may loan money and say it does not need to be paid back for 1 year. The British student loan has the terms that you only need to make repayments based on your income above a particular thresho...
by ttliic
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Finding sources on Lay life Vs Monastic life
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Finding sources on Lay life Vs Monastic life

Hi I was wondering if people could assist me with something. I am trying to find talks/opinions by Theravadan monastics on the differences between lay life and monastic life, the benefits of monastic life over lay life - and general opinions by them on why a person should ordain I have found some bu...
by ttliic
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Degree in Pali
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Degree in Pali

_anicca_ wrote:I believe the University of Peradeniya would be a fit.
Hi Annica - Thank you for the suggestion. do you know of someone who has studied there? It seems quite monastic orientiated
by ttliic
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Degree in Pali
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Degree in Pali

Hi I am currently assisting a friend researching universities which offer undergraduate degrees in Pali / Buddhist studies in Asia (Sri Lanka, Thailand or Burma) and wondered if anyone knew of any which they could recommend which offer degrees taught in English language? I have found many in Sri Lan...
by ttliic
Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Plea for advice on Yoga for meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Plea for advice on Yoga for meditation

Hi After many years meditating I am beginning to have problems with sitting. I think the cause is a lack of flexibility and strength in my shoulders, neck and back I was hoping somebody can help me with ideas on a program of Yoga I could do which would help it or resources or videos they know of in ...
by ttliic
Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:20 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dana giving in Wat Pah Nanachat
Replies: 16
Views: 2443

Re: Dana giving in Wat Pah Nanachat

Thanks for helping me understand, I hadn't looked at it that way. I had this automated assumption after reading about Ajahn Mun giving away what was donated to him, only keeping what was necessary to survive or travel where he was needed. I hadn't considered what such things were there for (laypeop...
by ttliic
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in Thailand
Replies: 82
Views: 41137

Re: Ordination in Thailand

Where is the best place currently for an foreigner to ordain at a Dhammayut monestary - do people still ordain at Wat Pa Ban Taad?
by ttliic
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: visiting monasteries during rains retreat in thailand
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: visiting monasteries during rains retreat in thailand

You should be to visit them and stay as a lay person without problems

The rules of staying in one place for the rains are for monks
by ttliic
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: can anyone recommend a retreat for a complete beginner?
Replies: 17
Views: 817

Re: can anyone recommend a retreat for a complete beginner?

She could try a Goenka retreat, the UK and Ireland has them I believe. https://www.dhamma.org/en/index" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; If that seems a bit too much, then an option which is not quite as intense is a retreat at Amaravati Monestary in England - http://www.amaravati.org" ...
by ttliic
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?
Replies: 149
Views: 20105

Re: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?

Although not necessarily an issue here, it's important to realise often things don't translate well, or are translated badly. So that what one person meant in another language, can have other connotations when translated into English. When Thai news is translated in English, often the words of a pol...
by ttliic
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is lying more serious than other unwholesome actions?
Replies: 20
Views: 1077

Re: Is lying more serious then other unwholesome actions?

I have often wondered about this also. I recall the Buddha giving Rupala a talk about how not lying and other places where it's said a person shouldn't lie even if joking. This is get confused about, as clearly a lot of monastics do this when telling stories. Although I can't be certain, often when ...
by ttliic
Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Thailand monestaries
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Thailand monestaries for Thai speakers

Hi It isn't so much of an issue of them refusing to ordain a foreigner. It is that I don't think it would be a good idea to ordain at a place that that didn't have foreigners, or a history of ordaining foreigners, or at least an understanding of foreigners. Speaking the language helps with day to d...
by ttliic
Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Thailand monestaries
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Thailand monestaries for Thai speakers

Hi It isn't so much of an issue of them refusing to ordain a foreigner. It is that I don't think it would be a good idea to ordain at a place that that didn't have foreigners, or a history of ordaining foreigners, or at least an understanding of foreigners. Speaking the language helps with day to da...