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by holylotus
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I’m done with laylife.
Replies: 197
Views: 32164

Re: I’m done with laylife.

Howdy Just saw your last message. Sorry that you can’t attend the Vipassana courses. I too can’t attend or serve long courses since I tried some other techniques... so can understand to some degree Anyway it’s not the end of the world. And all changes In the meantime here is some wonderful news - Ar...
by holylotus
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Fellas, may I lean on you?
Replies: 7
Views: 5047

Re: Fellas, may I lean on you?

:goodpost: Thank you for that😁 Yes I probably am building things up in my mind. Important me, poor me, it's so silly really, but it seems big if we dwell on it. Imagine a toddler who trying to stand up and walk. That guy never had the skill to walk when he came to this world. And its a new skill for...
by holylotus
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Fellas, may I lean on you?
Replies: 7
Views: 5047

Re: Fellas, may I lean on you?

Hope you are well It’s Ajahn Sumedho’s birthday today and was Ajahn Passano’s yesterday These guys seem like truly free beings Just be inspired and take the plunge And it’s not such a drastic and dramatic plunge afterall as we imagine it to be- just go to a monastery you like or a couple and try the...
by holylotus
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How I become a monk in Ajaan Suchart Monastery?
Replies: 18
Views: 8229

Re: How I become a monk in Ajaan Suchart Monastery?

Thank you What all does the ‘etc’ entail? Is there compulsory group morning evening chanting, and if so at what times? aprox. how long does the alms round take? Does one have to keep valuables, passport, money etc at the wooden platform itself or is there some more secure arrangement? Does it work o...
by holylotus
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I’m done with laylife.
Replies: 197
Views: 32164

Re: I’m done with laylife.

Just occurred to me that the most skilful and helpful thing to do might be to talk to an AT you know (or the one you last sat a course under) about your situation
by holylotus
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I’m done with laylife.
Replies: 197
Views: 32164

Re: I’m done with laylife.

:anjali: Namaste dear Dhamma brother I hope you are well and having a pleasant day despite everything, ie. you have been finding time to sit (maybe even glimpsing briefly the ultimate truth that neither monastic nor lay life actually exist... which should ease your worries a bit) I was listening to ...
by holylotus
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: samatha retreats/teachers
Replies: 22
Views: 5842

Re: samatha retreats/teachers

Thank you for these wonderful pictures! Is there some place to deposit your valuables for safekeeping? Do monks also stay in similar platforms? How do you manage without mosquito nets? And in the wintertime? Also what is the daily schedule like? Thank you very much. May you be well and happy
by holylotus
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhammayut Ordination Options
Replies: 36
Views: 5546

Re: Dhammayut Ordination Options

Maybe Ajahn Martin's newly opened monastery Wat Phu Kongtong (about 50km from Udon Thani) - www.forestdhammatalks.org

Apart from the Thai-only part it prob ticks all boxes

All the best:)
by holylotus
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How I become a monk in Ajaan Suchart Monastery?
Replies: 18
Views: 8229

Re: How I become a monk in Ajaan Suchart Monastery?

Then you have to find another place to ordain(probably wat bowon but im not sure) Greetings How exactly does this work? Does Wat Yan help you with this procedure as you are in aforeign country and do not speak the language or have any contacts? Does it cost anything, and if so how much? After spend...
by holylotus
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?
Replies: 26
Views: 5276

Re: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?

You can always come here as well, Wat Tham Krissana Hello Is there an option for ordination for westerners at this Wat? What is the procedure, and does the monastery handle your visas after you ordain? And do you guys go Pindapat every morning? Also what is the Pindapat like at Wat Yan both as a lo...
by holylotus
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Request for help to Ordain under Ajahn Suchart Abhijato (Wat Yan) or Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 24
Views: 9283

Re: Request for help to Ordain under Ajahn Suchart Abhijato (Wat Yan) or Ajahn Brahm

Hello Dear Kiranraj I hope this finds you healthy and mindful:) Have you made a concrete decision yet? and perhaps even followed it through? Thank you very much for this invaluable advise and video. Do you know how long one has to be at the scriptual section from the day you arrive there, until you ...
by holylotus
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Request for help to Ordain under Ajahn Suchart Abhijato (Wat Yan) or Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 24
Views: 9283

Re: Request for help to Ordain under Ajahn Suchart Abhijato (Wat Yan) or Ajahn Brahm

Dear Volo No I have not been there. But from information on the internet it seems like a very good place to practice intensively with minimum chores. Also geographically it looks to be in a very isolated and peaceful forest. One is welcome to show up without any prior notification. Dear Kiranraj, Al...