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by Baranek13
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Brahmaviharas as a main meditation Practice?
Replies: 16
Views: 1318

Re: Brahmaviharas as a main meditation Practice?

budo wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:58 am
Brahma Viharas can take you all the way to non-return, assuming you see and practice according to right view.
Sounds good to me:)

Much metta
by Baranek13
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Brahmaviharas as a main meditation Practice?
Replies: 16
Views: 1318

Re: Brahmaviharas as a main meditation Practice?

Here's an interview with Bhikkhu Analayo about cultivating the Brahma Viharas: https://www.buddhistinquiry.org/article/cultivating-the-brahmaviharas/ :anjali: Thank you for that, very clear and interesting:) Pre-Buddhist Jhāna and Brahmavihāra Practice The early Buddhist texts in fact recurrently r...
by Baranek13
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Brahmaviharas as a main meditation Practice?
Replies: 16
Views: 1318

Re: Brahmaviharas as a main meditation Practice?

I am very interested in Brahmaviharas and trying to practice them a lot. For me the first three are pretty separate from upekkha. Upekkha feels for me like peace born from wisdom. It is a readiness for action if needed (panna). So I can fit all my practice into Brahmaviharas as practicing upekkha in...
by Baranek13
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Where can a 50 y/o man go to become a monk?
Replies: 18
Views: 1092

Re: Where can a 50 y/o man go to become a monk?

I know about 55 y.o. ordained in Amaravati I doubt they took someone just "from the street" (unless he was a local lay buddhist whom they knew for a long time as a good buddhist and supporter). As far as I know everyone in Ajhan Chah monastery system must go through "Wat Pah Nanachat" training filt...
by Baranek13
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Where can a 50 y/o man go to become a monk?
Replies: 18
Views: 1092

Re: Where can a 50 y/o man go to become a monk?

You can try some monasteries in Europe (UK). I think most of them have the age limit around 50 although I know about 55 y.o. ordained in Amaravati and one person over sixty who ordained in Thailand.
Good Luck! :thumbsup:
by Baranek13
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is smoking tobacco/ e-ciggarettes a breach of the 5th precept?
Replies: 40
Views: 4043

Re: Is smoking tobacco/ e-ciggarettes a breach of the 5th precept?

IMO No, it's not. It is about confused/drunk/drugged mind in which state we do careless and regrettable things. if you look at this from the point of addictions or unhealthful things then you could include many other possible things like addiction to sugar, salt, fried food, binge watching tv etc et...
by Baranek13
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Lay practitioners living together
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: Lay practitioners living together

My eventual solution has been to opt for rural towns where a wilderness area can be accessed for part of the day. That sounds reasonable:) It's an excellent idea. The only difficult thing is it requires a LOT of money. I've lived in two different communal communities, and the startup costs were hug...
by Baranek13
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Disrobing defeat or progress?
Replies: 29
Views: 1356

Re: Disrobing defeat or progress?

dharmacorps wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:27 pm
I don't think it is ever described positively. Every Sutta I can think of on the subject seems to describe it as "returning to the lower life", meaning they stopped practicing.
I don't think lower life means stopping practicing. It is (hopefully) still practicing but in lower, lay realm.
by Baranek13
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Disrobing defeat or progress?
Replies: 29
Views: 1356

Re: Disrobing defeat or progress?

I heard stories in EBT about Buddha teaching monks who want to disrobe. Is there any teaching where he advice disrobing as a progress on the path?
by Baranek13
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Lay practitioners living together
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: Lay practitioners living together

Sounds like an interesting idea. It isn't forest- oriented but there is a Insight Meditation center here in the Bay Area trying to establish a retirement community which is meditation/Buddhist focused. Not theravadan really, but the idea is interesting. I think I would sooner want to live with my w...
by Baranek13
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Lay practitioners living together
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: Lay practitioners living together

Eco pods are a burgeoning phenomenon: https://www.ecocapsule.sk/ https://www.dwell.com/article/7-companies-that-can-help-you-make-your-eco-pod-33c7796c Thank you Paul. Looks interesting (apart from the price) but I am more into more traditional cabins:) https://blog.secretescapes.com/2018/07/06/bes...
by Baranek13
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Lay practitioners living together
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: Lay practitioners living together

http://morningsuncommunity.org/members-and-residents/ Thich nhat hanh is actually a mixture of zen and theravadan because Vietnam is where he's from and in that country the Buddhism is a mixture of those two traditions atleast that's what I've heard. Thank you Befriend. The idea is not excluded to ...
by Baranek13
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Lay practitioners living together
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Lay practitioners living together

Do you know any communities of lay Theravada practitioners leaving together in UK or other countries? I heard about groups from Triratna Buddhist Community or other religious groups but not Theravada's. My plan/dream is to live in the forest, close to nature in the peaceful and supportive community....