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by kalyanamitta
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bahiya sutras - what's the significance?
Replies: 25
Views: 475

Re: Bahiya sutras - what's the significance?

The Bāhiya Sutta from the Udāna showcases the overcoming of papañca, conceptual proliferation. In the absence of narrative overlay, one comes to see things as they are.
by kalyanamitta
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phenomenology is not non-duality
Replies: 41
Views: 828

Re: Phenomenology is not non-duality

Given that the term phenomenology originated in a Western philosophical context, it may be helpful to look into its roots, particularly through the work of Edmund Husserl.
by kalyanamitta
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is the meaning of Savitakka and Savicara?
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: What is the meaning of Savitakka and Savicara?

Very basically: vitakka = applied thought (where takka connotes the initiation of discursive activity) vicāra = sustained thought (where cār connotes movement or continuation after having set the gears in motion) sa = with a = without Hopefully others can offer improved renderings. Eager to hear the...
by kalyanamitta
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Akiñcano - "With the Right Understanding" (Phenomenological Explorations of the Pāli Suttas)
Replies: 38
Views: 1161

Re: Bhikkhu Akiñcano - "With the Right Understanding" (Phenomenological Explorations of the Pāli Suttas)

Excellent! I've been looking for exactly this sort of phenomenological approach to the early texts. Thanks for sharing.
by kalyanamitta
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 2197

Re: Antinatalism

I don't think saṃsāric antinatalism would do justice to Buddhism. It seems more likely to trace itself to Schopenhauer's misreading of South Asian philosophy, which would become the foundation for the Western world's early interpretation of Buddhism and Hinduism, broadly speaking.
by kalyanamitta
Sat May 26, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Theravada in Vietnam
Replies: 39
Views: 10974

Re: Theravada in Vietnam

Thank you for sharing.

:anjali:
by kalyanamitta
Sat May 26, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: meditation retreat Thailand
Replies: 7
Views: 1495

Re: meditation retreat Thailand

That actually sounds perfectly structured for someone who already has done a few retreats and simply needs Practce time. It's what most of my retreats are like, though I do sometimes attend mure structured retreats. However, I would have hoped that the organisers would assess the needs of participa...
by kalyanamitta
Fri May 25, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: meditation retreat Thailand
Replies: 7
Views: 1495

Re: meditation retreat Thailand

Dear All, Would anyone be able to recommend a female only meditation retreat in Thailand please ? I am looking to go there in mid September, no more than five days. Through Google Nirotharam Vipassana Meditation Center - Chom Tong, Chiang Mai has caught my eye. If anyone can share some personal exp...
by kalyanamitta
Wed May 23, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Retreats in Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Re: Retreats in Thailand

Wat Chom Tong, while good-intentioned, has some structural and instructional issues in its international department (from my limited perspective, of course). During short-term residence and practice, I experienced the gradual development of satipatthana-vipassana in the style of Mahasi Sayadaw, an e...
by kalyanamitta
Wed May 23, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Theravada in Vietnam
Replies: 39
Views: 10974

Re: Theravada in Vietnam

Curious if anyone here could kindly recommend temples in Vietnam to visit for practice purposes. I will be in Vietnam for one month near the end of June and most of July, starting in Hanoi and ending in Ho Chi Minh City, traveling by land. I have previously practiced in Thai, Korean, and Taiwanese t...
by kalyanamitta
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pali pronunciation of Thanissaro
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Pali pronunciation of Thanissaro

Many thanks for all the replies. :anjali:
by kalyanamitta
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Retreats in Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Retreats in Thailand

I'm curious if anyone could recommend (preferably drawing on first-hand experience) any retreats in Thailand. For context, I'm a practitioner of 12 years and have spent five months on monastic retreat in Asia, including 23 days in Thailand at Wat Chom Tong. I did not resonate with that style (derive...
by kalyanamitta
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Total number of suttas in the Pali Canon
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: Total number of suttas in the Pali Canon

I read that there are 34 suttas in the Digha Nikaya and 152 in the Majjhima Nikaya. I don't have the print copies of the Samyutta Nikaya and Anguttara Nikaya here with me but seem to recall that the number of suttas was mentioned near the beginning of the Bhikkhu Bodhi translations. Would anyone hap...
by kalyanamitta
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pali pronunciation of Thanissaro
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Pali pronunciation of Thanissaro

So it seems like Thanissaro sounds like tawny-sorrow (pardon my sounding it out) unless I misheard. Thank you.