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by Yttrium
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: PA-Auk meditation in Na uyana
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: PA-Auk meditation in Na uyana

Meanwhile I read the book of Pa Auk and I would assume both are teaching the same, otherwise using the name Pa Auk would be misleading. By the way, I read about NU in the thread "The Broken Buddha" by Ven.Dhammika and other scandals. That was interesting, to put it mildly! I am thanking the authors,...
by Yttrium
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Keeping muscles strong?
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Keeping muscles strong?

That's what I did.
by Yttrium
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: PA-Auk meditation in Na uyana
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: PA-Auk meditation in Na uyana

. Months ago, I found a description somewhere which said the author who wrote "the nude Monk's Burning Robes" apologized the related Sri Lanka monks regarding that book. . Thanks for letting us know. if that's true or not..I don't know.. Do you have something to offer than just hearsay? Even if so,...
by Yttrium
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Keeping muscles strong?
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Keeping muscles strong?

I spent a few weeks meditating. Afterwards my legs were so weak. It took some weeks to get the strength back again. The general strength was reduced, too. That is not an overwhelming surprise. But what do you or what would you do, to avoid this?
by Yttrium
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: PA-Auk meditation in Na uyana
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: PA-Auk meditation in Na uyana

Recently I wrote to NU, asking who the abbot and the teaching monks are, because I am interested to go there. Up to now no reply. Because it would be an utter waste of time, temper and cash to stay there for some, leaving frustrated the place without getting anything done.
by Yttrium
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: PA-Auk meditation in Na uyana
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: PA-Auk meditation in Na uyana

You may read "the nude monk's burning robe". It is a few years old, but may help you to decide where to go.
by Yttrium
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation Centers - Your Experiences?
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Meditation Centers - Your Experiences?

@budo: "That process takes real inner commitment that a retreat can't provide." How can you go for a retreat without inner commitment? What minimum knowledge of the Dhamma would be appropriate? If you reach jhana and do not know what to do - in a center normally is a teacher available and will help ...
by Yttrium
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation Centers - Your Experiences?
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Meditation Centers - Your Experiences?

I much prefer monasteries, and not retreat centers. At a monastery you have a mix of intense solitary meditation, and chores you must bring full mindfulness to, and people you must practise kindness and tolerance with. It's more balanced, you get the opportunity to practise many aspects of the dham...
by Yttrium
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation Centers - Your Experiences?
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Meditation Centers - Your Experiences?

I am planning a retreat for max. 3 monthes. What are your experiences with meditation centers? E. g. what to expect, what not? What about Na Uyana? For those intending to go to Srilanka, I can provide experiences about Kanduboda, Nilambe, Nissarana. I am grateful, if you name forums, websites, etc.,...