I've seen a list of different Theravada traditions but have no idea what the differences are. Could someone please give me a summary of how they differ?
I've seen mention of Classical Theravada, Modern Theravada (Suttanta), Sri Lankan, Thai, Thai Forest, Burmese, and Goenka Vipassana.
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- Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:51 pm
- Forum: General Theravāda discussion
- Topic: If you could ask the Buddha one question
- Replies: 47
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I'd ask for an ELI5 on how rebirth works. The whole concept still baffles me, no matter how many candle and mango tree analogies I'm given
- Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:44 am
- Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
- Topic: Attachment To Physical Comfort
- Replies: 10
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I have become more acutely aware of the fact that my willingness to deal with physical discomfort is very limited. Other than having sinusitis right now, I'm fortunate to have good health in general. That being said, I enjoy my food too much and lead too sedentary a lifestyle, so there is room for i...
I recently watched "Seven Years In Tibet" and really enjoyed it, especially Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk's portrayal of HH The Dalai Lama. I realised it was the only film about Buddhism I had seen although I have seen films that people find to have Buddhist themes. Are there any films you can recommend ...
This might be a little technical, so I will try to be clear. If you use the tip of your tongue to feel behind your upper teeth, you will feel there is a ridge. This is called the alveolar ridge. Further back is the palate. The "t" sound in English is alveo-dental, which means that it is pronounced w...
- Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:12 pm
- Forum: Lounge (Archive)
- Topic: What are you attached to?
- Replies: 24
- Views: 1410
My health (which only goes so far as not being ill, rather than a healthy lifestyle); physical comfort; personal space and freedom from nuisance or intrusion of any sort; friends and family; books, films, TV and music; and my opinions. I think my attachment to some of these is greater than others, b...
Hello, feel free to tell us about your practise:) Thank you for all the welcomes, everyone! :group: As far as my practice goes, I try to meditate regularly (mostly samatha meditation) and have varying degrees of success with maintaining the habit. I try to remain mindful throughout everything I do....