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by Phra Chuntawongso
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada Buddhism and Social Engagement
Replies: 14
Views: 1644

Re: Theravada Buddhism and Social Engagement

Here at our temple we are often engaged in various activities. Yesterday we had a hospital send some staff here so that children from the local school next door to us could get free medical check ups, including eye tests, blood pressure checks etc. The Abbot of our temple is involved with many commu...
by Phra Chuntawongso
Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Someone hacked my Facebook account!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1390

Re: Someone hacked my Facebook account!!

Not sure if this is of any use or not but you can change your FB URL from HTTP to HTTPS in your accounts- security settings.
But don't know if this does anything. Remember, I am somewhat computer illiterate.
by Phra Chuntawongso
Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Correct form of address
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re: Correct form of address

Hi Jack. The kneeling down would normally happen if the monk is seated, even in Thai temples.However as was said above, often just placing the palms together in Anjali is fine, especially if 1- The monk is standing, or 2- you are just passing by.
With metta
by Phra Chuntawongso
Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Maranasati (Mindfulness of Death/Charnel Ground Reflection)
Replies: 23
Views: 4661

Re: Maranasati (Mindfulness of Death/Charnel Ground Reflection)

I have heard that in Sri lanka there is a morgue somewhere where the monks are allowed to go and view the cadavers.
Not sure where I heard this but perhaps one of our Sri Lankan Bhantes can confirm this.
With metta
by Phra Chuntawongso
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: My Abbot is improving
Replies: 4
Views: 452

My Abbot is improving

Hello everyone. I thought that I would update you all in regards to my Abbot, Bhante Dr. Apisit. Bhante came out of hospital yesterday and came up to the temple to pay us all a quick visit. Although he has a way to go before getting back to good health, he has improved greatly since I last saw him, ...
by Phra Chuntawongso
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are monks allowed to touch their mothers?
Replies: 22
Views: 7541

Re: Are monks allowed to touch their mothers?

I think that monks are not only allowed to touch their mothers, but all other women, on the proviso there is no lust. The Vinaya rule is quite clear. I believe that in Thailand, cultural development has taken the observation of this rule to an unnecessary extreme. A woman is not even allowed to giv...
by Phra Chuntawongso
Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:34 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Pulling for Individual...
Replies: 70
Views: 15332

Re: Pulling for Individual...

My thoughts go out to Individuals family at this time.
May the power of the Triple Gem sustain you all at this time.
With metta, Phra Greg
by Phra Chuntawongso
Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:29 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: My Abbot is ill-please send metta
Replies: 12
Views: 2303

Re: My Abbot is ill-please send metta

Hi everyone. Thankyou for your kind thoughts.
Dr Apisit remains ill in hosital, but is starting to feel a little better.
I think we will be without him here at the temple for a while yet.
Sorry I have been away for so long, but have just been getting in some practice.
With metta,
Phra Greg
by Phra Chuntawongso
Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: My Abbot is ill-please send metta
Replies: 12
Views: 2303

My Abbot is ill-please send metta

If I have posted this in the wrong place then can the mods please move it. My Abbot, Ajahn Dr. Apisit is ill, in hospital in Chaing Mai. He has been hospitalized for a couple of months now suffering from Hep B and his kidney is shot due to taking parecetamol, before being diagnosed. Tomorrow morning...
by Phra Chuntawongso
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Meaning of 'sukhita'
Replies: 9
Views: 2416

Re: Meaning of 'sukhita'

I feel sort of bad because I am always being helped by people on this site and I dont seem to have any particularly useful knowledge to give back. You might consider your contribution to be one of asking questions others haven't thought to ask, and thereby pulling even more out of the forums than w...
by Phra Chuntawongso
Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Meaning of 'sukhita'
Replies: 9
Views: 2416

Re: Meaning of 'sukhita'

Thanks very much anyway. Language is such an odd thing, especially for something which is essentially innate and necessary. You would imagine it would be much simpler. Jack Hi there. Perhaps you could contact Bhante Yuttadhammo at http://www.yuttadhammo.sirimangalo.org" onclick="window.open(this.hr...
by Phra Chuntawongso
Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ
Replies: 52
Views: 3579

Re: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

Great to see your post Mike.We are all thinking of you guys back home. I was just listening to the PM on the radio and another aftershock was happening as he spoke.
Metta to everyone affected by this disaster.
by Phra Chuntawongso
Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ
Replies: 52
Views: 3579

Another earthquake hits Christchurch NZ

I have just heard another earthquake(6.6) has hit CC in NZ and reports of death.
How are are friends back home?
Hoping to hear from you soon.
With metta,
Phra Greg
by Phra Chuntawongso
Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Monks
Replies: 14
Views: 1227

Re: Monks

X 2 :coffee: