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by gerard
Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana and Qi energy?
Replies: 46
Views: 6268

Re: Vipassana and Qi energy?

The mind is more important than the body. The main goal of the meditation practice is to train and purify the mind. If that is not achieved, the mind will continue to do what it does best: produce suffering, ignorance, pain, distress. They are both equally important . A blocked body will never unlo...
by gerard
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination, lay practitioners extended stay in Thailand
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Ordination, lay practitioners extended stay in Thailand

Hi everyone, I need some advice please. What are my options for an extended stay in a Thai monastery, I have read of some people who wre able to stay in certain monasteries for over a year and others have become instructors of Vipassana meditation to foreigners. What are the requirements for this? A...
by gerard
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Long-term lay practitioner life in Thai meditation centre
Replies: 6
Views: 1310

Long-term lay practitioner life in Thai meditation centre

I was wondering what is the process involved in staying in a Thai monastery without undertaking full ordination. When I attended a Vipassana retreat in Chom Tong I came across several foreign teachers that lived in the centre (many months at the time and then returned to their countries of origin an...
by gerard
Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:28 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Buddhist temple in need of help
Replies: 0
Views: 991

Buddhist temple in need of help

A friend of mine has asked me if I could organise donations for the Sri Lankan temple he is currently staying at as a healer helping some of the old monks whose health is in very poor shape. I thought Dhamma Wheel would be the appropriate place to ask. The name of the temple is Siri Sumanarayama and...
by gerard
Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How common is stream entry?
Replies: 527
Views: 74849

Re: How common is stream entry?

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by gerard
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How common is stream entry?
Replies: 527
Views: 74849

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by gerard
Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is samsara getting better?
Replies: 40
Views: 3680

Re: Is samsara getting better?

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by gerard
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is samsara getting better?
Replies: 40
Views: 3680

Re: Is samsara getting better?

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