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by paultraf
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 142804

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Hello, ...! Sorry Dhammakaya members but I want to know and I want to see whether I need to abandon Dhammakaya or not. This is very important to me. I would like to suggest that you need to stay centred, keep purifying your mind at the centre, clear and bright. That's how one sees. Don't rely on hea...
by paultraf
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vijja Dhammakai - Luang Por Sodh
Replies: 23
Views: 2775

Re: Vijja Dhammakai - Luang Por Sodh

My hope is that any Buddhists here who have an interest in lived Buddhism in Thailand can make good use of these links. ... On the theme of Buddhist lives, I would like to add a link to Thursday's Lotus: the Life and Work of Fuengsin Trafford , a biography my mother, who practised Dhammakaya medita...
by paultraf
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vijja Dhammakai - Luang Por Sodh
Replies: 23
Views: 2775

Re: Vijja Dhammakai - Luang Por Sodh

Hello dhammafriend, My hope is that any Buddhists here who have an interest in lived Buddhism in Thailand can make good use of these links. ... On the theme of Buddhist lives, I would like to add a link to Thursday's Lotus: the Life and Work of Fuengsin Trafford , a biography my mother, who practise...
by paultraf
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Oxford
Replies: 12
Views: 1573

Re: Hello from Oxford

Hello Kasia, First of all, I've very sorry for being so slow to reply to your nice message - it has been a long time since I logged in and only then did I see the notification about your post. It is kind of you to share your recollection of Fuengsin, a very characteristic one given its involvement o...
by paultraf
Mon May 30, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 142804

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

... the Wat's press releases: http://en.dhammakaya.net/press-release/ ... In these difficult times, I would like to invite everyone to practise mettā, perhaps by chanting the Karaṇīyamettā Sutta (I think many on this forum are well-qualified ) :smile: . Thank you. - Paul I can't get the website to ...
by paultraf
Mon May 30, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 142804

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Are the dhammakaya monks an incomparable field of merit? chownah At Wat Phra Dhammakaya there is a regular chant to the Triple Gem in the Thai Sarapanya style. With help from friends I've translated the section for the Sangha: To any Sangha disciples who have accepted and undertaken practice   sole...
by paultraf
Thu May 26, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 142804

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

In my view the DSI’s case is not valid and should be dropped. - Paul Do you think that if the gov't expects that there is some wrong doing at a wat that the gov't should investigate it? Isn't that what is happening now? Isn't the gov't wanting to investigate and isn't speaking with dhamajayo a legi...
by paultraf
Wed May 25, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Oxford
Replies: 12
Views: 1573

Re: Hello from Oxford

Thank you to everyone for the kind welcome. Sadhu. :anjali: Ven. Pesala, it's particularly nice to know that you still remember my mother from her time at the Burmese Vihāra in Birmingham. As it happens I was there on Sunday for the Buddha Day celebrations and was glad to see others from various tra...
by paultraf
Tue May 24, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 142804

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Hello all, Concerning the DSI case against Wat Phra Dhammakaya, particularly the Abbot, Phrathepyanmahamuni (Most Ven. Dhammajayo), I don’t have direct access to all the details (very few do), but I think the following provide the relevant facts: Press Release from the Dhammakaya Foundation: http://...
by paultraf
Tue May 24, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 142804

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Does anyone have a first hand opinion please? Hello Graham and all, Yes. I have been a practitioner in the Dhammakaya tradition for about 20 years, but I’ve known about the tradition for longer as my mother, the late Fuengsin Trafford, was a practitioner from about 1960 until she passed away in 199...
by paultraf
Tue May 24, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Oxford
Replies: 12
Views: 1573

Hello from Oxford

Namaskarn and Hello, I joined a few years ago and posted a solitary message whilst undertaking some research on the Fifth Precept. http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=5929&start=100#p93602 I shall now double my posts with this belated introduction. :smile: I came to the Buddha’s teachings thr...
by paultraf
Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?
Replies: 224
Views: 30570

Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

Hello, I hope it's okay for a newbie to wade into this discussion... I studied the Fifth Precept for a Master's dissertation entitled, 'Avoiding pamāda: An analysis of the Fifth Precept as Social Protection in Contemporary Contexts with reference to the early Buddhist teachings.' http://www.chezpaul...