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by Mr. G
Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: is there any good vipassana retreat in india?
Replies: 8
Views: 1507

Re: is there any good vipassana retreat in india?

Ananda26 wrote:
naman8011 wrote:Is there any other good vipassana meditation retreats except goenka ji vipassana in India,where the main emphasis given on anapanasati ?
I heard there is some meditation activity in Bodh Gaya, India.
Dipa Ma's student, Ven. Dr. Rashtrapal Mahathera at The International Meditation Centre.
by Mr. G
Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tantric Theravada?
Replies: 122
Views: 39088

Re: Tantric Theravada?

Fascinating Bhante! Thank you!
by Mr. G
Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I'd Like to Know More About Buddhanussati
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: I'd Like to Know More About Buddhanussati

Thank you again Nana! :smile:
by Mr. G
Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I'd Like to Know More About Buddhanussati
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: I'd Like to Know More About Buddhanussati

Thanks for the information everyone.

So does anyone know what Paul Williams is talking about in point 4 I listed? I don't see how he was able to extrapolate that information from the sutta.
by Mr. G
Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I'd Like to Know More About Buddhanussati
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

I'd Like to Know More About Buddhanussati

Hey all, I hope this was the right forum for this thread. Anyhow I'd like to find out more about buddhanussati (recollection of the Buddha). I found these links: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn11/sn11.003.than.html#nofear1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.acces...
by Mr. G
Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 38
Views: 2793

Re: Merry Christmas!

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Happy Holidays Everyone!!!! :smile: :smile: :smile:
by Mr. G
Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada and Mahayana
Replies: 7
Views: 717

Re: Theravada and Mahayana

I reccommend the book Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition by Paul Williams. Covers Theravada to Mahayana to Vajrayana.
by Mr. G
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 57150

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

I have a friend who downloads music and movies. However he justifies it by saying he pays taxes which affords his local library to purchase movies and music to be lent out. So he says it's not that he's cheating companies, but he's cheating time (the time it takes for a DVD to get purchased by the l...
by Mr. G
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Kadampa Tradition
Replies: 31
Views: 6165

Re: Kadampa Tradition

Mawkish1983 wrote:Except this IS a Theravada forum.
What does that have to do with having a general polite demeanor with hot button issues with your Dharma brothers? Or I guess Vajrayana pracititoners aren't your Dharma brothers.
by Mr. G
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Kadampa Tradition
Replies: 31
Views: 6165

Re: Kadampa Tradition

Well, I'm not sure what you mean by that comment Mr Gordo. I am just giving you my honest attitude. My confidence in my own practice and the sub-tradition in which I practice means that I am not inclined in the slightest in seeking instruction elsewhere. Its as simple as that. Well, I guess I was i...
by Mr. G
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Kadampa Tradition
Replies: 31
Views: 6165

Re: Kadampa Tradition

And seen from afar, it would appear that two camps (Dalai Lama and supporters) and Kadampas are both calling each other 'evil' for arcane historical and political reasons From afar, yes, it would seem that way. As a Theravadin I'm not inclined to take any instruction from the Mahayana or Vajrayana....
by Mr. G
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Kadampa Tradition
Replies: 31
Views: 6165

Re: Kadampa Tradition

tamdrin wrote:Don't go anywhere near the New Kadampa, they are a dangerous cult.
^ This
by Mr. G
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The reason im not Theravada
Replies: 160
Views: 13537

Re: The reason im not Theravada

The reason I made this threa was just to see if any Theravadin's could prove any of my assumptions wrong. tamdrin, The Theravadan's have proved you wrong as per their suttas. Do you honestly think quoting from Mahayana sutras proves you right? This is a dead end game which is quite silly and you sh...
by Mr. G
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Like / Dislike, Thumbs up / Thumbs down etc.
Replies: 100
Views: 15082

Re: Was Asoka a cakkavatti emperor?

No, Asoka is not a cakkavatti (ruler of the world), but dipacakkavatti (ruler of the continent, i.e Jambudipa or continent of west) : Hi Seniya, how about this, i found at Dīpavaṃsa : asokadhammo ‘bhisitto paṭiladdhā ca iddhiyo, mahātejo puññavanto dīpe cakkapavattako [/b] [asokadhamma, after his c...
by Mr. G
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Origins of Mahayana
Replies: 9
Views: 3733

Re: The Origins of Mahayana

tiltbillings wrote: Chapter thrree of Paul Williams' BUDDHIST THOUGHT gives a rather nice look at the issue from the basis of very recent scholarship.
The 2nd edition of "Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations" by Williams is great too. It includes the latest research up to 2008. :smile: