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by phalanyani
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Two types of insights?
Replies: 27
Views: 3493

Re: Two types of insights?

I am still unsure though why modern vipassana teachers don't seem to place much emphasis on investigating, but rather urge the student to simply observe the rising and falling of experiences. because this is the way deep insights arise, not through pondering over it but by observing. Because to see...
by phalanyani
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Two types of insights?
Replies: 27
Views: 3493

Re: Two types of insights?

Hello, I was wondering if there might perhaps be two general types of insights: seeing the 3 characteristics which are inherent in everything is understanding the first noble truth. With a deep insight you would change your understanding about these for good with thoughts about it or some 'aha!-mom...
by phalanyani
Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Rising body temperature whilst meditating
Replies: 6
Views: 2284

Re: Rising body temperature whilst meditating

This can come with concentration and is not abnormal nor dangerous. There is the Tibetan meditation practice called Tummo designed to produce heat. Be happy that you get the results without extra special training.
by phalanyani
Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 106109

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Hi Manapa,

it's really nice to hear that the upcoming ordination of the Siladaras as Bhikkhunis in California will not have consternation as a result in England! Good news. And right from the source, right?
all the best for you!

Phalanyani Bhikkhuni
by phalanyani
Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dangers of unsupervised meditation?
Replies: 12
Views: 1189

Re: Dangers of unsupervised meditation?

If it is dangerous to practice meditation without teacher is depending as well on what you are striving for. In a ten day course you learn the first steps and might get to your first barriers. You can get along with that for many years without teacher. But if you want to progress, have insights and ...
by phalanyani
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Can someone please clarify how to meditate Vipassana?
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

Re: Can someone please clarify how to meditate Vipassana?

If you don't have the opportunity to do a retreat with a teacher, which is always the first option, check this out: http://www.youtube.com/user/yuttadhammo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or http://www.sirimangalo.org/files/howtoiso.zip" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; t...
by phalanyani
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Walking meditation, inside vs. outside
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: Walking meditation, inside vs. outside

The major difference between walking meditation and 'walking mindful' is probably that in the meditation one has nowhere to go, no destination, one just walks just up a few meters turns and walks back, with the mind focused on the steps, while walking mindful can be done anywhere, it might have a de...
by phalanyani
Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Walking meditation, inside vs. outside
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: Walking meditation, inside vs. outside

The question should be where, when and how can walking meditation done most mindful and alert. if the place is quiet, with a only few flies, mosquitoes and so on, then outside is good. if outdoor is busy and noisy it's better to do walking inside. walking if done correctly and mindful can lead to en...
by phalanyani
Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Monasteries and meditation centers in Thailand...
Replies: 15
Views: 8213

Re: Monasteries and meditation centers in Thailand...

Dear friends, after checking the links I found that the info about Wat Rampoeng where I stay and practice since long is not quite up to date, here is an update. Although living standards are european its rather tough due to the strict teaching and better for those who really want to practice than re...
by phalanyani
Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:53 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Canonicity of the Bhikkhuni Garu Dhamma
Replies: 54
Views: 9196

Re: Canonicity of the Bhikkhuni Garu Dhamma

I'm not as anonymous a Yuttadhammo said, just had no time and inspiration to get involved into discussions. Here is some firsthand experience of somebody involved: Since one (or two?) month(s) now I stay in Thailand as a Bhikkhuni. (more about that maybe later on another post) I was not convinced (a...
by phalanyani
Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3003

Re: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010

:namaste:

Just today I stumbled over this post ...
as one of the newly ordained Bhikkhunis on this peticular day I want to thank you all for your well wishes and your mudita.

a blessing to all of you
Phalanyani Bhikkhuni
by phalanyani
Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:09 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 106109

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Dear all, Long time since i checked dhammawheel cause i have access to internet only through mobile phone and letters are in the sice of a millimeter on this page - BUT i read the entire thread. Presently i'm mae chii in thailand, not in the forest-sangha-tradition but mainly living in the forest an...
by phalanyani
Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: sutta about sqinting?
Replies: 3
Views: 665

Re: sutta about sqinting?

That's why I doubt it's Buddha word. It's not in line with the Dhamma as far as my limited Dhamma-knowledge lets me guess.
by phalanyani
Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:21 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: sutta about sqinting?
Replies: 3
Views: 665

sutta about sqinting?

Somebody told me the following: If you come to a city where everybody is sqinting, sqint as well, saying it is the Buddhas teaching, but could not give any proof. I would be very interested in knowing if this really has been said by the Buddha and under which circumstances, referring to what kind of...
by phalanyani
Sat May 30, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhunis - Restoration
Replies: 30
Views: 5661

Re: Seminar: Bhikkuni Ordination for Nuns-Thai Tradition

intresting, checking the side again, I received this message instead of access to the videos: ***Veoh is no longer available in THAILAND. If you are not in THAILAND or think you have received this message in error, please go to veoh.com and report the issue.*** is there another way to watch the film...
by phalanyani
Sat May 30, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhunis - Restoration
Replies: 30
Views: 5661

Re: Seminar: Bhikkuni Ordination for Nuns-Thai Tradition

dear Gavesako,
This is worth a separate post.
Thank's for sharing
phalanyani
by phalanyani
Mon May 18, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants
Replies: 150
Views: 31029

Re: Arahants

The reason why I'm asking is: if there really would be one, i'd shall go to find out if it's true How would you find out if it's true? Have you ever seen a french person doing this gesture :shrug: ? When they do it it does not only say: I don't know, it also means: I don't care, not my concern. hop...
by phalanyani
Mon May 18, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Dhamma talk download links
Replies: 12
Views: 2008

Re: Dhamma talk download links

here is one more link, the page is updated from time to time and new talks added:

http://www.sirimangalo.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

talks are found in audio and in video.

best wishes
phalanyani
by phalanyani
Thu May 14, 2009 4:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Preparing for a short self-guided meditation retreat
Replies: 21
Views: 2570

Re: Preparing for a short self-guided meditation retreat

Hi Retro, as for the bows: depends on where you meet him. anjali and a nod deep enough that the forehead touches your thumbs is adequate when you meet him somewhere around in the temple. For report or occasions when you meet with him in the Buddhahall or for eating, the full 5 point prostration with...
by phalanyani
Fri May 08, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visuddhimagga (Availability)
Replies: 6
Views: 1211

Re: Visuddhimagga (Availability)

Thanks for the link. I'm downloading, can't read online. It takes 3 hours (very slow mobile modem) but it's worth it!

happy Vesakh
phalanyani