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by Shodo Jishin
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monasteries In Thailand English Speakers Can Ordain
Replies: 8
Views: 3404

Re: Monasteries In Thailand English Speakers Can Ordain

Thank you for posting info on these temples. I have emailed a couple where I could.

Be well and happy
by Shodo Jishin
Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Thailand monestaries
Replies: 7
Views: 1317

Re: Thailand monestaries

I am looking myself. I am American (a zen Buddhist priest now) and live in Bangkok.
by Shodo Jishin
Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: American bhikkhus and taxes
Replies: 3
Views: 783

Re: American bhikkhus and taxes

I have been living outside of the USA, in Thailand and Japan mostly, and filed for 5 different years. When I went back to the states for a couple of years I thought I had to file for the years I had been away. I then got hit with a $22,000 tax bill. I found out that it was a mistake on the IRS's par...
by Shodo Jishin
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Wat Pa Sukato
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: Wat Pa Sukato

Thank you for your comments. Yes, this temple is in Thailand, in Chaiyaphum, in the Northeast. Some people have said that in my quest to find a place to ordain I should try a temple that is a little more "loose" so that I could continute to work/volunteer outside of the temple. So far it has been qu...
by Shodo Jishin
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Wat Pa Sukato
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Wat Pa Sukato

I just want to say I stayed at Wa Pa Sukato for a few days and enjoyed the experience there. So if anyone, foreigner or Thai, is looking for a place to practice and possibly ordain this might be an option for you. There are some monastic foreigners there, Japanese, Indian, Chinese... and lay thais a...
by Shodo Jishin
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in Thailand
Replies: 82
Views: 60903

Re: Ordination in Thailand

Thank you very much!
by Shodo Jishin
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in Thailand
Replies: 82
Views: 60903

Ordain as a monk and still stay vegetarian/vegan?

Hello, I would like to ordain in the Theravada tradition in Thailand (I live in Bangkok), but the one thing I would like to continue is living vegan. I heard of one temple, Sunnararam in Kanchanaburi, where as part of their metta practice eat only vegetarian. I can't find a way to contact them thoug...