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by tamdrin
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: forest monestry vs urban monestry
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: forest monestry vs urban monestry

I'm living in Thailand and even in forest monasteries it is rare to find a very quiet place. In Asia there always seems to be some noise that would disturb ones meditation. Honestly going deep into a cave is the best way to "get away" from the world. That being said I don't think living in a city te...
by tamdrin
Fri May 15, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: devas visited indian people ancient time but not now?
Replies: 47
Views: 2435

Re: devas visited indian people ancient time but not now?

ancient time in india both in hindu as well as buddhist tradition, devas visited them to tell even small matter but now no one sees them nor deva appear before them voluntierly. why is this ? Maybe because India used to be more pure than it Is today. A time when more people followed the dhamma.
by tamdrin
Mon May 11, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Reason for visiing the monastery. East vs West
Replies: 18
Views: 1066

Re: Reason for visiing the monastery. East vs West

In my experience even keeping the precepts and being relatively generous doesn't mean your meditation will be great. It takes consistent effort and real focus to actually progress in meditation. Endurance and determination are necessary. On the other hand some people experience beginners luck and ex...
by tamdrin
Mon May 04, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?
Replies: 67
Views: 2390

Re: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?

confusedlayman wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 9:45 am
tamdrin wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 4:13 am
I would be content with experiencing Upacara Samadhi for now. This is a more realistic goal for most people.
u mean 4th jhana?


No, I mean upacara samadhi. It is just before the 1st jhana.
by tamdrin
Sun May 03, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?
Replies: 67
Views: 2390

Re: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?

I would be content with experiencing Upacara Samadhi for now. This is a more realistic goal for most people.
by tamdrin
Sun May 03, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: ordination in ajhan brahm monestry australia
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: ordination in ajhan brahm monestry australia

confusedlayman wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:35 pm
As an indian passport holder, is it possible to ordain in ajhan brahm monestry australia.? what is the procedure for visa etc?

i need to go there as his jhana (full absorption) is what i am looking to master.

Thanks.
Other monks have jhana too. They may or may not speak English though...
by tamdrin
Sat May 02, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: What is the best time to practice meditation in the morning?
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: What is the best time to practice meditation in the morning?

What is the best time to practice meditation in the morning? I understand in retreats people wake up at 4.00AM and start their meditation. Please share your experience. "in the following video, Sadhguru claims that the best time to practice is 3.40AM. https://youtu.be/3ayKZWOTtdI I've recently been...
by tamdrin
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Maitreya
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Re: Maitreya

He is known to appear in visions and dreams to those who have faith and recite his name continuously. You might even get a trip to the inner court of Tushita heaven where he currently resides... he helped me when i asked for help before sleep. during sleep i suddenly got awareness and he communucat...
by tamdrin
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Maitreya
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Re: Maitreya

He is known to appear in visions and dreams to those who have faith and recite his name continuously. You might even get a trip to the inner court of Tushita heaven where he currently resides...
by tamdrin
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: My Journey into Homelessness
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: My Journey into Homelessness

Best of luck and prayers for your successful practice!
by tamdrin
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Do you like (practice) Samatha or Vipassana?
Replies: 9
Views: 1640

Re: Do you like (practice) Samatha or Vipassana?

SarathW,


If samatha seems to hard for you, don't you think you ought to work on it? But what do I know. Samatha is the necessary foundation for true vipassana.

In the Thai forest tradition Samatha is emphasized first.
by tamdrin
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Looking to Meet & Learn from Foreign Meditators in Thailand
Replies: 9
Views: 1500

Re: Looking to Meet & Learn from Foreign Meditators in Thailand

I've been living in Thailand (Chiang Mai) for nearly six years. I've done several shorter and longer temple stays at various temples, mostly in the northern provinces. I meditate daily on my own and visit temples regularly. I try to stay in touch with the dhamma scene here and am working on improvin...
by tamdrin
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Thai Forest Monasteries
Replies: 15
Views: 2154

Re: Thai Forest Monasteries

I have been living in Chiang Mai for almost 6 years. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Sean Cool! Do you have any experience with any of the teachers listed above? I think Wat Doi Pra Jow Don Luang is in Chiang Mai have you ever been there? Also, how is dealing with visa stuff in T...
by tamdrin
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How many hours of meditation do Monks do per day?
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: How many hours of meditation do Monks do per day?

It depends on the monk. In the Thai forest tradition, I have heard that it is considered one should do like 4-6 hours per day...
by tamdrin
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Thai Forest Monasteries
Replies: 15
Views: 2154

Re: Thai Forest Monasteries

I have been living in Chiang Mai for almost 6 years. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Sean