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by Gregor
Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Goenka retreat- aversion towards Chanting
Replies: 144
Views: 25021

Re: Goenka retreat- aversion towards Chanting

Thanks Ben for the effort, I will copy/paste and study this so that next time I'm on the retreat I know which chanting is 'on the menu'.
by Gregor
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: staying at Amaravati for 24 days, looking for advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Re: staying at Amaravati for 24 days, looking for advice

Thanks guys. Ytog, I think I'll bring some nuts with me but if I don't find them in Hemel Hempstead, cereals will be fine too. :)
by Gregor
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: staying at Amaravati for 24 days, looking for advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

staying at Amaravati for 24 days, looking for advice

Dear forum members, I will be staying at Amaravaty monastery for 24 days starting on 1st of August. I was never in monastery before. Only similar experience I have is doing 10day retreats in S.N. Goenka tradition. Since I'm coming from southern Europe to UK only to visit Amaravati, guest monk over t...
by Gregor
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The train morality problem
Replies: 108
Views: 14911

Re: The train morality problem

Hi, I'm still influenced by the book I've read 'broken Buddha' which is very critical towards Theravada tradition. I'm thinking what Theravada monk would do in trolley situation. He probably wouldn't touch the switch because it is against Vinaya rule. If he is a meditator he would maybe sit and medi...
by Gregor
Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Linda Clair - claims of being enlightened?
Replies: 139
Views: 10797

Re: Linda Clair - claims of being enlightened?

Looks like there is a big number of 'enlightened' teachers today. Daniel Ingram (interactivebuddha.com) also makes the same claim. As Ben discovered, for Linda the enlightenment means that she finally doesn't know anything and by Daniel's definition Arahat is the one with "mastery of the formed jhan...
by Gregor
Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Goenka retreat- aversion towards Chanting
Replies: 144
Views: 25021

Goenka retreat- aversion towards Chanting

Dear members, I would like to get some response from those of you who did at least a few retreats in Goenka tradition. The thing is, chanting, instructions and evening discourses don't change, they are the same on every 10 day retreat. You hear the same thing when you do your first retreat and when ...
by Gregor
Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How long should one sit?
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: How long should one sit?

You can't get an answer to the question "How long should one sit?" if you don't know why you're sitting. If the reason is- you want to relax after a stressful day, or you want to improve concentration faculty, than a few minutes might do. If the reason is- you want to eventually reach the final goal...
by Gregor
Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How to develop metta/ loving kindness towards breath?
Replies: 16
Views: 1396

Re: How to develop metta/ loving kindness towards breath?

Hi guys, I'm not well established in theory but I would say that loving-kindness doesn't necessarily only mean feeling of love, warmth etc. towards somebody or something. Loving-kindness (metta) means also equanimity. And that is how I would apply it to breath and breathing meditation. What do I mea...
by Gregor
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Croatia
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Hello from Croatia

Hi guys, I started meditating 2 years ago on a 10day retreat in S.N.Goenka tradition. Since then I try to maintain daily practice and to obtain 5 precepts. I did one more retreat in a meantime and this August I'll be staying in Amaravati monastery (UK) for a month. I'm happy I found this forum, ther...