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by tamdrin
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Maitreya
Replies: 12
Views: 378

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: 294

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: 1287

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: 1182

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: 1680

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: 436

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: 1680

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
by tamdrin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 114
Views: 6175

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

FWI that guy Tsem Tulku is not the guy you want to look to to get an understanding of Tibetan Buddhism.
by tamdrin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 114
Views: 6175

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

Yes, and Theravada makes bad kamma by dismissing Mahayana.... Many Thai Ajahns know Mahayana is real dhamma and that the great bodhisattvas such as Avalokesvara and Manjushri, who teach it, do exist.. Can you provide some evidence that "many Thai Ajahns" believe these Mahayana/Vajrayana deities "do...
by tamdrin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 114
Views: 6175

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

Theravada cannot be considered Hinayana, because it is not the Teaching of the Buddha. But Mahāyāna (which one?) is I assume because of their sutras that totally came from the Buddha? http://palikanon.com/namen/vy/vetullavaada.htm Theravada does not consider Mahayana the Teaching of the Buddha. If ...
by tamdrin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 114
Views: 6175

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

Hinayana is a motivation. It means practicing for oneself to attain liberation alone. Mahayana means practicing with the altruistic resolve to become a buddha for the benefit of all beings.
by tamdrin
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I'm really scared.
Replies: 49
Views: 2956

Re: I'm really scared.

cappuccino wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:46 pm
tamdrin wrote: Ultimately even hell is unreal and impermanent.
hell is real

not ultimately.
by tamdrin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I'm really scared.
Replies: 49
Views: 2956

Re: I'm really scared.

You have to realize that ultimately even your fear of hell is an illusion created by your conceptual mind. Apply your mindfulness/meditation practice to the fear and don't indulge in it. It sounds like you are in the habit of scaring yourself, like you don't want it, but keep doing it. Ultimately ev...
by tamdrin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Zen master teachings better than gotama buddhas teaching?
Replies: 31
Views: 2077

Re: Zen master teachings better than gotama buddhas teaching?

Zen is Mahayana so it is practiced within the framework of becoming a Buddha. Pali cannon is Hinayana so the goal is stream entry, once return, non-return, then arahantship.
by tamdrin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can someone help me find this thread?
Replies: 0
Views: 997

Can someone help me find this thread?

Hey guys,

Some time back I read an account of a woman, I think from Sri Lanka, who documented her progress in meditation in the form of a dialogue of letters with her monk teacher. I would like to read that again and am wondering if anyone can provide the link?


Metta.