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by forestmat
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Temple in Slovenia Looking for a Lay Resident (Upasaka)
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Temple in Slovenia Looking for a Lay Resident (Upasaka)

Posting this wonderful opportunity for a lay resident from Bhante Hiriko's facebook page, all enquiries to the contact details below please (I offered to post this here on behalf of the temple) Looking for a Lay Resident (Upasaka) At Samanadipa Forest Hermitage we are looking for a volunteer to mana...
by forestmat
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Blue eyes in saffron robes - Wat Pah Nanachat (1979)
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

Blue eyes in saffron robes - Wat Pah Nanachat (1979)

Quite a rare video of daily life in Wat Pah Nanachat in 1979, includes Ajahn Jayasaro interviewed while still a novice. Apologies but I don't know who originally made the video other than the RTE credit at the end.

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by forestmat
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2669

Re: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism

hermitwin wrote:My source is very reliable because I heard it from the horse's mouth.
The horse is Aj Brahmavamso. lol
I'm pretty sure there was a whole lot more to the teaching than has so far been related?
by forestmat
Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2669

Re: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism

This happened when Aj Chah was alive. A school principal came to see Aj chah. His wife had a stroke and was paralysed. He visited a prostitute once a week and he asked aj chah whether he was breaking any precepts. Aj chah said no. It is easy to judge men or women who visits prostitutes/giggolo. How...
by forestmat
Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ajahn Chah Memorial week 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1691

Re: Ajahn Chah Memorial week 2016

@ arpansharma1 I will be at WPN from the 10th/11th ~ 21st, look forward to perhaps meeting you there.

I think as you've been told the actual festival seems a little shorter this year at WPP, from 14th-16th, but it's always a tremendous event to be a part of.

With metta,

Matt
by forestmat
Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suttas For Someone Who Is Dying of Cancer
Replies: 13
Views: 879

Re: Suttas For Someone Who Is Dying of Cancer

Not a sutta, but of possible interest is this talk by Ajahn Chah to a dying disciple: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai/chah/bl111.html Thank you. Would you possibly have it in Thai? I think this should work: http://www.ajahnchah.org/thai/Our_Real_Home.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);ret...
by forestmat
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Good temples to stay at in Thailand as a lay guest
Replies: 8
Views: 1172

Re: Good temples to stay at in Thailand as a lay guest

starphlo wrote:In case you haven't found one yet:
http://www.watpahnanachat.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Wat Pah Nanachat (WPN)
The International Forest Monastery
Think the OP mentioned it in his second post - albeit as the abbreviated WPN
by forestmat
Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Good temples to stay at in Thailand as a lay guest
Replies: 8
Views: 1172

Re: Good temples to stay at in Thailand as a lay guest

Thanks for the address :) Regarding shaving my head, I suppose you are right it will grow back... Do you know if this beautiful monastery accepts visitors who just show up on the day? ... It says on the WPN website they require guests longer than three days to shave their heads and eyebrows but I d...
by forestmat
Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Good temples to stay at in Thailand as a lay guest
Replies: 8
Views: 1172

Re: Good temples to stay at in Thailand as a lay guest

Robert - I believe you will be required to shave your head if you want to stay at one of the Ajahn Chah lineage monasteries here. Is there a reason you don't want to shave your head - it will grow back :) You could try the most recent branch Wat Anandagiri http://www.peacebeyondsuffering.org/ - and ...
by forestmat
Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: American Buddhist Monk living in Thailand Needs Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 3225

Re: American Buddhist Monk living in Thailand Needs Help!

Glad to see there is now an update on the GoFundMe page

https://www.gofundme.com/MonkGlenZorn" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Also pleased to see things have worked out well.
by forestmat
Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should we offer food to Buddha?
Replies: 41
Views: 3282

Re: How about reverencing living arahants?

Namasakarn Tan Ajahn Subharo, and hope you are well in the holy life, you mention an important point in your reply: Don't get me wrong, I'm not against reverencing the Buddha , in whatever way the Buddha actually told us to . It's just that I do not particularly dig Hindu-style rituals which, when t...
by forestmat
Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: American Buddhist Monk living in Thailand Needs Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 3225

Re: American Buddhist Monk living in Thailand Needs Help!

samseva wrote:
forestmat wrote:I haven't had any joy contacting Phra Nuntiyo (Glen Zorn) on twitter, [...]
Maybe they are just busy. I am sure they will give an update soon.

Get well soon Bhante.
Maybe they are...maybe they will.
by forestmat
Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: American Buddhist Monk living in Thailand Needs Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 3225

Re: American Buddhist Monk living in Thailand Needs Help!

I haven't had any joy contacting Phra Nuntiyo (Glen Zorn) on twitter, despite following his account and then tweeting asking for an update (he has previously been quite active on twitter) My message to the venerable monk was: "Namasakarn @PhraNuntiyo , are you able to provide an update on your curre...
by forestmat
Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: American Buddhist Monk living in Thailand Needs Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 3225

Re: American Buddhist Monk living in Thailand Needs Help!

Hannah - can you give forum members an update on your father's situation? I've tried messaging you privately to ask this, both here on the forum and to your Facebook account, but I've yet to receive a reply. Would be really good to hear first-hand from you.

Metta

Matt
by forestmat
Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: American Buddhist Monk living in Thailand Needs Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 3225

Re: American Buddhist Monk living in Thailand Needs Help!

Good to see that donations are climbing steadily: Now $2,345 of $7,000 and further increases this morning have taken the amount raised to $3,950. Hannah's video describing the situation is interesting, especially where the hospital costs fluctuated, at one time going back to being "free" and "it wa...
by forestmat
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: American Buddhist Monk living in Thailand Needs Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 3225

Re: American Buddhist Monk living in Thailand Needs Help!

Many thanks Tan Ajahn,

sent Hannah a message now on FB.

Hope things are well with you?

Namassakarn

Matt
by forestmat
Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: American Buddhist Monk living in Thailand Needs Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 3225

Re: American Buddhist Monk living in Thailand Needs Help!

@Hannah1, I did send you a private message 24hrs ago, guessing you must be busy.
by forestmat
Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahms "Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women..."
Replies: 52
Views: 4869

Re: Ajahn Brahms "Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women..

Sanitsuda Ekachai of the Bangkok Post writes about Ajahn Brahm's speech being cancelled in today's edition:

http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opin ... -prejudice
by forestmat
Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Etiquette & How to Address a Monk
Replies: 10
Views: 1922

Re: Etiquette & How to Address a Monk

Re:Thailand...you never hear 'Bhante'...usually (phonetically) 'Loong Paw' (Venerable Father (for abbots and monks one does, or doesn't know (generally speaking))...or 'Loong Pee' (Venerable Uncle' (usually used when addressing a monk one knows))...or 'Loong Dta' (Venerable Grandfather' (an old(er)...
by forestmat
Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Forest Hermitage, UK urgently needs live-in helper
Replies: 12
Views: 4867

Re: The Forest Hermitage, UK urgently needs live-in helper

@Still Searching - as far as I know the position is for as long as you want to help the community of monks living there. All I can say is that it's a wonderful place, very peaceful and one of the best places I have come across to develop mindfulness. Send me a PM if you want and I will give you my e...