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by Idappaccayata
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quick question about Ajahn Chah's teachings
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Quick question about Ajahn Chah's teachings

There is a hardcover book available from some Ajahn Chah lineage monasteries called something like the Complete Teachings of Ajahn Chah. Those are all the talks I know of translated into English. I think you're right. You can get the book here from Abhayagiri - https://www.abhayagiri.org/books/499-...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What’s your practice routine?
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: What’s your practice routine?

Yeah, now that I think about it, meditating for an hour on Saturday and Sunday could probably work. I've heard many teachers say it's better to meditate, say, ten minutes a day, everyday, than to meditate two hours straight, once a week. My experience would agree with this as well. Consistency over...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Lying precept
Replies: 28
Views: 483

Re: Lying precept

Greetings to all , I wish to understand more about lying precept . Hope someone or bhante can help . For example , Say if my relatives or good friends ask what is my salary and I don't intend to tell them , how should one reply ? I think in situations like this, humor or sarcasm can go a long way. ...
by Idappaccayata
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Places to do retreats in Canada?
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Places to do retreats in Canada?

Arrow River with ajahn punnadhammo
by Idappaccayata
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Series of Talks on Ven. Ñāṇavīra Thera's “Notes on Dhamma”
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Series of Talks on Ven. Ñāṇavīra Thera's “Notes on Dhamma”

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:15 am
So it's Ñāṇamoli explaining Ñāṇavīra explaining Buddha explaining the way?
You seem to imply that this is a bad thing? How is it any different than any other monk adapting the idiosyncratic teaching methods of their teacher? At least it's being explicitly stated here.
by Idappaccayata
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?
Replies: 96
Views: 1756

Re: Will Westerners ever catch Buddhism ?

I heard that in southern thailand one can cath a type of buddhism that makes one eat prana There are some diamond way type of buddhist groups here in norhern europe, i stay tf away for i definitely dlnt want to catch any of that. I think their leader is a westerner who caught it in tibet and turned...
by Idappaccayata
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Oldest Suttas or Vaggas
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Oldest Suttas or Vaggas

Gil fronsdal has a book called "the Buddha before Buddhism" that's about the book of eights, which is considered to be one of the earliest suttas.
by Idappaccayata
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nanavira's Works in the US
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Nanavira's Works in the US

Greetings, notes on Dhamma? Is that a good start to his work? Yes... Notes On Dhamma is his primary text. Letters is also very insightful. Notes On Dhamma + Letters = Clearing The Path... which was linked to in PDF format above. I can't help you with US sourcing, but I bought my copy of each from t...
by Idappaccayata
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nanavira's Works in the US
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Nanavira's Works in the US

Hello, does someone know where I could get print copies of Nanavira's work in the US, specifically notes on Dhamma? Is that a good start to his work? I've been intrigued by reading old posts. I found them available on path press, but shipping would be more than the book. Which is fine, I just figure...
by Idappaccayata
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help me expand - New Monks
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Help me expand - New Monks

Ven. Bodhi gives fairly decent dhamma talks and excellent translations (you have to pay for), but he goes against the commentaries and abhidhamma even though he translated one of the most important abhidhamma books out there. Shame on him, but it is his kamma. Best of luck. Bhante Subhuti https://a...
by Idappaccayata
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what's on your raft? (the indispensable sutta passages to memorize)
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: what's on your raft? (the indispensable sutta passages to memorize)

Something else I've been trying to find if anyone has any information - what chants or texts must be memorized or learned by a novice ordaining in the Thai Forest tradition? There’s considerable variation between wats. At one extreme there are some forest wats where you’d expected to memorise nearl...
by Idappaccayata
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)

:candle: :candle: His teachings had a great impact on me as well.
by Idappaccayata
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help me expand - New Monks
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Help me expand - New Monks

Hello, I'm wondering if you all could help me expand my horizons and find dhamma talks or writing of different monks. Right now I generally study within the Thai tradition, along with the typical popular monks, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Analayo, etc. I'd specifically like to learn more about Sri Lankan traditi...
by Idappaccayata
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what's on your raft? (the indispensable sutta passages to memorize)
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: what's on your raft? (the indispensable sutta passages to memorize)

I’ve put together an anthology of suttas, what I consider the absolute essential suttas. For crossing the flood from near shore to far, to reach the island (of nirvana). The raft is the 8aam (noble eightfold path). On my raft, there’s roughly 2 hours worth of chanting. The part I consider indispens...