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by eto
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Theravada for lay people
Replies: 46
Views: 12266

Re: Theravada for lay people

The practice is essentially the same for both the moanistic and lay person. Only difference is the monastic tends to have less worldly bs to deal with.
by eto
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Request for help to Ordain under Ajahn Suchart Abhijato (Wat Yan) or Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 24
Views: 16354

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

I was there recently and can give you the dl if you still need. Feel free to pm.
by eto
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Worlds strict monestry
Replies: 1
Views: 6776

Re: Worlds strict monestry

If you want somewhere strict I would go for PA Auk in myanmar where they want you in hall 8 hours a day every day always. A good place for swift progression imo.
by eto
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Which diet are you?
Replies: 12
Views: 26149

Re: Which diet are you?

Been trying out ketogenic for the past few months.
by eto
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Early 40's, wanting to have baby
Replies: 22
Views: 18450

Re: Early 40's, wanting to have baby

Regarding the early 40s question, the main issue I imagine is with potential medical complications.. So I guess you'll need to speak to a specialist in that field to become properly informed. Outside of that, I can't see any great benefit of having children, only more suffering. I urge you to read a...
by eto
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?
Replies: 168
Views: 64670

Re: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?

I've had clear jhanic insight before. Though I wasn't trying to get it - it just came about naturally once the conditions were satisfied. how it changed your personality? At the time I didn't know what exactly had happened, and then found a book that described it perfectly, step by step. I realised...
by eto
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?
Replies: 168
Views: 64670

Re: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?

I've had clear jhanic insight before. Though I wasn't trying to get it - it just came about naturally once the conditions were satisfied.
by eto
Mon May 18, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Morning routine
Replies: 13
Views: 1663

Re: Morning routine

Like mentioned above, it depends on the monastery. The last one I was at had no bells, no group sits, no chanting, nothing. Just alms round at 6am, eat 8am and practice on your own in seclusion the rest of the time.
by eto
Mon May 18, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Pa Auk Tawya Forest Monastery
Replies: 11
Views: 3340

Re: Pa Auk Tawya Forest Monastery

I was there for a month in 2011 and it was exceptional.
by eto
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Looking to Meet & Learn from Foreign Meditators in Thailand
Replies: 9
Views: 1949

Re: Looking to Meet & Learn from Foreign Meditators in Thailand

Hello, I'll be in Pattaya tomorrow evening if you're about and feel like chillin.
by eto
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How I become a monk in Ajaan Suchart Monastery?
Replies: 18
Views: 11532

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) Also, did you end up going to and ordaining at Wat Yan, how did it go? What is the daily routine and accomodation like? Also are there usually enough vegetarian food options to get by on? Aside from collecting alms et...
by eto
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How I become a monk in Ajaan Suchart Monastery?
Replies: 18
Views: 11532

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

I calculated my own cost for handling visa stuff and other travel expenses for the year spent as a lay person ... I'm really impressed that you've done the calculations and research. It's good to see someone who is actually keen on doing it, and not just idle internet talk-talk. :namaste: Thanks. I...
by eto
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: wat marp jan or wat boonyawad?
Replies: 0
Views: 847

wat marp jan or wat boonyawad?

I have limited time (about 10 days) and I want to stay at both. Which one do you suggest I spend more time at and why? For me, I want to use the time I have for as much meditation and quiet as possible.. So the monastery of the two of them with the least duties, and most possibility of solitude woul...
by eto
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?
Replies: 26
Views: 5569

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

If you just want the intensive retreat experience, Pa Auk in Myanmar does 8 hours formal meditation a day but you could sit there all day and night if you wanted. It's hot and humid all year round, and you don't have to do any tasks other than meditate. It's an excellent environment, and if you are ...
by eto
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?
Replies: 26
Views: 5569

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

You might want to narrow it down to which countries you would consider and which cities and / or which teachers and monasteries resonate with you. Pretty much any monastery would allow lay guests to stay extended times, if they have the available guest rooms or guest houses. For example, Wat Metta,...