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by Chanh Dao
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice

Update, I just consulted with a senior Bhikkhu here regarding this case. He plainly said that the use of money is a breach of vinaya that has the solution or the proper response of confession. A Bhikkhu who uses money is still a Bhikkhu and is not inherently corrupt. It is simply a breach and not a ...
by Chanh Dao
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice

Aren't they breaking the 'Vinaya rules and the tenth precept by accepting money? Yes I agree it is a breach of the vinaya rule however it is a normative and accepted breach by an exceeding large portion of the Bhikkhu Sangha. I'm mainly just curious to get peoples feeling about this as a normative ...
by Chanh Dao
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice

So I've been a monk for about a year now. In that year I've met senior Theravada monks from India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Many monks that are respected and deeply revered by myself and others accept donations of money as a normative practice. I have found that in the very we...
by Chanh Dao
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries
Replies: 41
Views: 499

Re: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries

As a Monastic myself I will say that I find this kind of behavior completely unnacceptable and I don't think it's something that should be supported or seen as the *Way of the Buddha* in any monastary. However the transplant or Asian culture and Buddhist monasticism into other countries is always qu...
by Chanh Dao
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Searching for a good, but moderate monastery, with freedom for study and meditation in Sri Lanka
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: Searching for a good, but moderate monastery, with freedom for study and meditation in Sri Lanka

They're is definitely a possibility. I'd recommend saving some money and going to the country yourself to identify and investigate various temples that may suit your disposition.

Temples are very diverse.
by Chanh Dao
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Looking for residential practice centers in the US reccomendations
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Looking for residential practice centers in the US reccomendations

I'd really like to check out many centers in the us and see what's out there. Mainly centers that offer resident opportunities. Does anyone have any good reccomendations or know of a list or something of these kind of centers? I'm interested in mahayana and theravada based practice centers but mainl...
by Chanh Dao
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What are the rules for monks surrounding the vassa period?
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: What are the rules for monks surrounding the vassa period?

Hey thanks everyone I have very limited internet access. No need to ship me anything. I will try to look into those links and also can talk to the vassa leader here.

Peace!
And thank you
by Chanh Dao
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What are the rules for monks surrounding the vassa period?
Replies: 5
Views: 256

What are the rules for monks surrounding the vassa period?

Pretty straightforward question. Can they travel? Should they be doing specific practices?

What is the scriptural basis for activities relating to the vassa period?

Are there general guidelines?
Strict rules?
by Chanh Dao
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I feel I want to become monk than live lay life
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: I feel I want to become monk than live lay life

If you don't have a background in meditation or buddhism and have developed some independence in regards to both I would not reccomend trying to become a monk. this would have been so many great monks tho who did not become monks when people post on dhammawheel about desiring to ordain its like the...
by Chanh Dao
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I feel I want to become monk than live lay life
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: I feel I want to become monk than live lay life

Monk life is just like normal life. Only with different people in a different environment. Being around monks is not a cure all for problems. Also it can be very difficult and confusing at the beginning. If you don't have a background in meditation or buddhism and have developed some independence in...
by Chanh Dao
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Romantization of the modern and historical Monastic Sangha
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Romantization of the modern and historical Monastic Sangha

I won't say whether this is good or bad I only bring the topic up to facilitate some kind of discussion about this phenomena. I personally ordained close to a year ago now and have visited a variety of temples in different countries and have spent time with litterally hundreds upon hundreds of monks...
by Chanh Dao
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Shwe Oo Min Forest Meditation Center Yangon - Current Status?
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Shwe Oo Min Forest Meditation Center Yangon - Current Status?

I've heard that the city center is not a solid place to go and that one should go to the Forrest center
by Chanh Dao
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Staying 5 years with your teacher after ordained. Where does this come from?
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Staying 5 years with your teacher after ordained. Where does this come from?

These responses are absolutely beautiful and helpful. Thank you so much.
by Chanh Dao
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Staying 5 years with your teacher after ordained. Where does this come from?
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Staying 5 years with your teacher after ordained. Where does this come from?

I've been looking into this regarding the vinaya but have not come across anything stating this. But I've heard it from many monks this staying at the same Temple for 5 years after ordaining but I have been totally unable to find anything like that in the patimokkha.