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by Dali348
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 120
Views: 18994

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

Forgive me but I have to ask... Have you enjoyed being able to watch the telly again? No, all the things I missed about lay-life seem to be not as good as I remembered them to be, when I was a monk. I should write about this actually, an update now that I've been back in the worldly world for 3 mon...
by Dali348
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Where can a 50 y/o man go to become a monk?
Replies: 19
Views: 1799

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

Not sure how helpful this is but personally I wouldn’t take the “requirements” as being written in stone. If you send them an email, they will most likely stick to the official policy, but if you show up, get to know them and prove yourself to them, I feel there is a pretty good chance they would ma...
by Dali348
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Most famous teacher of all time?
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: Most famous teacher of all time?

Not sure, but maybe how important or influential they are is a better question? Especially in modern times, and in Theravada, perhaps Ajahn Mun would be a good candidate. Ajahn Chah too since he really helped to spread the tradition around the world, but since he considered Ajahn Mun as his teacher,...
by Dali348
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Is there are really complete chanting book in english?
Replies: 9
Views: 2162

Re: Is there are really complete chanting book in english?

The Amaravati website has their chanting books for download, which are very nice:

https://www.amaravati.org/book-authors/ ... angha/[url][/url]
by Dali348
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Chiang Mai visit?
Replies: 14
Views: 1825

Re: Chiang Mai visit?

Hello friends, I might be in Chiang Mai (and environs) for a week in 2019. What Buddhist places do you recommend I visit in that area? When do you think is the best time of the year to visit? Many thanks, Nicolas Hi Nicolas, since it’s still early in 2019 I’m guessing you haven’t gone to CM yet? Ma...
by Dali348
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: The 8 Wonders of the Buddhist World
Replies: 48
Views: 43413

Re: The 8 Wonders of the Buddhist World

Nice list, and interesting discussion topic. Personally I would love to see the “Global Vipassana Pagoda” in Mumbai taken off the list in favor of something older. It’s built next to an amusement park and the design is just a copy of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. When I arrived, I instantly felt t...
by Dali348
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhammayut Ordination Options
Replies: 35
Views: 2260

Re: Dhammayut Ordination Options

retrofuturist wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:06 am
Greetings,
Dali348 wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:54 pm
Hi everyone, this is my first post ...
I don't have much to add to the topic in question, other than to say welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
Thanks Paul, it's good to be here!
by Dali348
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: To what extent does wrong conduct invalidate the teacher?
Replies: 15
Views: 1204

Re: To what extent does wrong conduct invalidate the teacher?

Sounds like a good opportunity to step up into the role of Dhamma leadership, perhaps not making any great claims about being a teacher, but just in a humble way of starting a weekly meditation group, sharing what you know from your experiences, and building a community based on sila. Not sure about...
by Dali348
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhammayut Ordination Options
Replies: 35
Views: 2260

Re: Dhammayut Ordination Options

Welcome Dali348, You have a lot of good suggestions here. I gather that the advice about good visa support is very important. I suggest carefully reading through Ven Dhammanando's posts: https://dhammawheel.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=56 He has mostly lived in Thailand since the 80s, was ...
by Dali348
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhammayut Ordination Options
Replies: 35
Views: 2260

Re: Dhammayut Ordination Options

Personally I'd stay away from monasteries that don't strictly adhere to the Vinaya. Does that pretty much leave it at the Ajahn Chah monasteries these days? I'd like to believe that there are still some strict Dhammayut monasteries! Two reputable Dhammayut teachers with western disciples are Luang ...
by Dali348
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhammayut Ordination Options
Replies: 35
Views: 2260

Re: Dhammayut Ordination Options

Personally I'd stay away from monasteries that don't strictly adhere to the Vinaya. Does that pretty much leave it at the Ajahn Chah monasteries these days? I'd like to believe that there are still some strict Dhammayut monasteries!
by Dali348
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhammayut Ordination Options
Replies: 35
Views: 2260

Re: Dhammayut Ordination Options

From everything I'm reading you have two options. Write a letter to wat pah nanachat and see about going and living there or find a monk who is willing to sponsor and support you for ordination in a Thai lineage/tradition. My opinion is that if you just wiggle your way into a random temple that for...
by Dali348
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhammayut Ordination Options
Replies: 35
Views: 2260

Re: Dhammayut Ordination Options

pilgrim wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:17 pm
You could also speak with Ajahn Keng Khemako, a singaporean monk who speaks excellent English and Thai. His monastery is in Johor, the southern tip of Malaysia. Contact details on the FB page
https://www.facebook.com/SantiMonastery/
Okay thanks, that seems like a good lead for sure!
by Dali348
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhammayut Ordination Options
Replies: 35
Views: 2260

Re: Dhammayut Ordination Options

The way I understand the choice between the Ajahn Chah tradition and the Dhammayut tradition is a big one. There was a post in this forum about comparing the two traditions. Dhammayut considers Nibbana as another type of consciousness. This is more in line with Mahayana rather than Theravada. There...
by Dali348
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhammayut Ordination Options
Replies: 35
Views: 2260

Re: Dhammayut Ordination Options

I can't help with specific wats in Thailand, but if I were in your shoes, I would make the visit (or write a letter, or call) to San Diego to speak with Thanissaro Bhikkhu who is the foremost English speaking Dhammayut monk (to me, at least). He is very respectful of the Ajahn Chah tradition too. H...