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by ChooChoo
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Buddhism is not growing?
Replies: 50
Views: 2297

Re: Why Buddhism is not growing?

You have to be a bit more kind to them. They suffer a lot and need help. The above is the opposite to my posts. My posts say focusing on the above is why Buddhism is not growing. Regardless, your post does not explain how exactly they are to be helped. Why is Buddhism not growing? Porbably because ...
by ChooChoo
Mon May 20, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Should nuns and monks be political?
Replies: 54
Views: 2254

Re: Should nuns and monks be political?

Buddhism teaches non harm and pacifism, the Nazis were far from pacificist. Again, the above is irrelevant because Buddhism is a path of renunciation while Nazism was a political doctrine that was no different to any other political doctrine, all of which are militaristic. No not the same. There is...
by ChooChoo
Mon May 20, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Western teachers - Burmese ordination/traditions
Replies: 30
Views: 5608

Re: Western teachers - Burmese ordination/traditions

It makes sense not to mix traditions when one is attending a retreat. A lot of grief and frustration arises when students mix traditions and then bring their problems and questions to the teachers. . :offtopic: Yes during a meditation retreat obviously you need to stick to what is being taught. Tha...
by ChooChoo
Mon May 20, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Should nuns and monks be political?
Replies: 54
Views: 2254

Re: Should nuns and monks be political?

Brian Ruhe is a self proclaimed Nazi. The monk is engaging in far politics, he said so himself. As irrelevant as having a "boner" on a meditation retreat. Do you think the Nazi political had absolutely nothing in common with Dhamma? For example, did Nazi policy support families or did Nazi policy s...
by ChooChoo
Sun May 19, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Should nuns and monks be political?
Replies: 54
Views: 2254

Re: Should nuns and monks be political?

You just shared a video by a literal, self proclaimed Nazi... I did originally post the view in the video would be written-off as "Nazi" but deleted my comment. Note: I don't have psychic powers. ;) I would honestly like to hear your attempt to explain how this "monk" isn't engaging in politics, an...
by ChooChoo
Sun May 19, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Dhamma that triggers SJWs
Replies: 124
Views: 5332

Re: Dhamma that triggers SJWs

This dream too will not have its fulfillment until those future days of which I have already spoken, when the world is declining. At that time men’s passions will be so strong that husbands will be thoroughly infatuated with their childish wives. Men will lose all judgment and self-respect. Being c...
by ChooChoo
Sun May 19, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Western teachers - Burmese ordination/traditions
Replies: 30
Views: 5608

Re: Western teachers - Burmese ordination/traditions

Is it common for Monks to practice two or more styles of meditation? I know in the Goenka tradition they are really forward about telling people to not practicing other types of meditation. Most monastics that I've talked to have tried a variety of approaches, and most teachers will offer a variety...
by ChooChoo
Sun May 19, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Western teachers - Burmese ordination/traditions
Replies: 30
Views: 5608

Re: Western teachers - Burmese ordination/traditions

Thanks for clearing that up.

It says on the website Ajahn Pannadhammo does Anapana and Mahasi. Is it common for Monks to practice two or more styles of meditation? I know in the Goenka tradition they are really forward about telling people to not practicing other types of meditation.
by ChooChoo
Sun May 19, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Using blindfolds for meditation?
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: Using blindfolds for meditation?

Interesting. I wonder if they were meditating outside in direct sunlight? What are the benefits of blindfolds? Burmese are really big on coming up with different techniques. Thanks for sharing that.
by ChooChoo
Sat May 18, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Western teachers - Burmese ordination/traditions
Replies: 30
Views: 5608

Re: Western teachers - Burmese ordination/traditions

Ajahn Pannadhammo at Arrow River Monastery in Ontario, Canada practices Mahasi style meditation, though it says on his website he ordained as a Thai Forest Monk.
by ChooChoo
Fri May 17, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bhikkhu Analayo (via James Baraz) on Anapanasati
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: Bhikkhu Analayo (via Jame Baraz) on Anapanasati

I recently saw Analayos book "Satipatthana meditaiton: A practice guide" at a local book shop. Has anyone read it before? Is it worth picking up?
by ChooChoo
Fri May 17, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Sangha.
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Sangha.

There are a couple of monasteries here where I live. The Sri Lankan one is a open to outsiders but there is sometimes a langauge barrier. The Laotian one is not open to outsiders at all. There is also a massive Vietnamese Mahayana temple not too far from where i live but again, there is no webpage, ...
by ChooChoo
Fri May 17, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wouldn't be useful if Arahants reveal their state and achievements?
Replies: 44
Views: 1523

Re: Wouldn't be useful if Arahants reveal their state and achievements?

I thought people weren't supposed to talk about their attainments.
by ChooChoo
Fri May 17, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dealing with death and grief.
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Dealing with death and grief.

Thanks for the replies. :anjali:
by ChooChoo
Thu May 16, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dealing with death and grief.
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Dealing with death and grief.

What do people do in Theravada countries when some one dies? Are there any suttas that help with this? Is there anything that is chanted?