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by makarasilapin
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: S.N Goenka
Replies: 109
Views: 8252

Re: S.N Goenka

knighter wrote: i was just havin a little joke.
that's something my brother would say! i'm glad i didn't offend you.

be well! :hug:
by makarasilapin
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: S.N Goenka
Replies: 109
Views: 8252

Re: S.N Goenka

Hello there you seem really quite angry makarasilapin I used to get like that before i completed a 10 day s.n. goenka vipassana course. Be happy knighter haha, i'm not angry at all knighter. i know why you might be offended [as Goenka is your teacher?], but it is not my intention to offend you. i t...
by makarasilapin
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: S.N Goenka
Replies: 109
Views: 8252

Re: S.N Goenka

I didn't mean for this thread to become so argumentative. I was thinking of going on one of his 10 day retreats, and also want to go on a retreat at Amaravati in London. I like the fact that Theravada retreats are often free of charge, that seems almost Bodhisattva territory :smile: man, just go to...
by makarasilapin
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: S.N Goenka
Replies: 109
Views: 8252

Re: S.N Goenka

Hello there makarasilapin thats your opinion with metta Be happy knighter lol, i know it's my opinion. we're all sharing our opinions. i remember asking an assistant teacher [one-on-one in a tiny little cubicle, mind you] about how to deal with the pain in my legs. he told me that it might not be j...
by makarasilapin
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: S.N Goenka
Replies: 109
Views: 8252

Re: S.N Goenka

Greetings makarasilapin, He does restrict the scope of the defined technique to certain aspects of the Buddha's teachings for me, a good teacher would open up the technique to the entire scope of the Buddha's teachings - allowing for active participation, exploration, creativity, ingenuity, etc.. A...
by makarasilapin
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: S.N Goenka
Replies: 109
Views: 8252

Re: S.N Goenka

He does restrict the scope of the defined technique to certain aspects of the Buddha's teachings
for me, a good teacher would open up the technique to the entire scope of the Buddha's teachings - allowing for active participation, exploration, creativity, ingenuity, etc..
by makarasilapin
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: S.N Goenka
Replies: 109
Views: 8252

Re: S.N Goenka

i've been to two Goenka retreats and i can't believe i went back the second time as the first time was bad enough. i don't consider it dhamma because it's not in line with what Buddha taught. he's like Thich Nhat Hanh - basically his own weird religion/off-shoot of Buddhism... I've not exploited Go...
by makarasilapin
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: S.N Goenka
Replies: 109
Views: 8252

Re: S.N Goenka

i've been to two Goenka retreats and i can't believe i went back the second time as the first time was bad enough. i don't consider it dhamma because it's not in line with what Buddha taught. he's like Thich Nhat Hanh - basically his own weird religion/off-shoot of Buddhism... What was it like the ...
by makarasilapin
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: S.N Goenka
Replies: 109
Views: 8252

Re: S.N Goenka

i've been to two Goenka retreats and i can't believe i went back the second time as the first time was bad enough. i don't consider it dhamma because it's not in line with what Buddha taught. he's like Thich Nhat Hanh - basically his own weird religion/off-shoot of Buddhism...
by makarasilapin
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Children
Replies: 12
Views: 1548

Re: Children

hey digger, good topic. my brother just had his first kid. it's only been two months and he's having a really difficult time with it. he never wanted to have kids but his wife years ago when they started dating said that she'd only stay with him if he'd agree to have one. she really helped him throu...
by makarasilapin
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A friend in the dhamma
Replies: 24
Views: 2600

Re: A friend in the dhamma

a dhamma friend with benefits LOL!
by makarasilapin
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How to know if you are suitable?
Replies: 25
Views: 4076

Re: How to know if you are suitable?

It is interesting to hear about the "burnout" phase. I wonder if anyone knows of any sutta's that are on this topic, or if there are any Bhikkhu's reading if they could give their advice about this. This is because most people do not understand the right way of practice. Everybody today thinks that...
by makarasilapin
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread
Replies: 156
Views: 34815

Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Hanzze wrote:
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Anybody have seen this film? Looks somehow very tibetan.
i own it. it's OK. i can send it to you if you want to pay for shipping :P
by makarasilapin
Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Monkhood is ripe for reform
Replies: 17
Views: 1916

Re: Monkhood is ripe for reform

Virgo wrote:I was a monk in the Dhammayut order, which was a reform movement.

Kevin
where'd you ordain?
by makarasilapin
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: View your posts...
Replies: 4
Views: 2323

View your posts...

sorry guys but i don't see a Technical Issues area on the forum so i'm posting here (apologies!). when i click on 'view your posts' i get this message: [phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/search/fulltext_mysql.php on line 529: Missing argument 14 for fulltext_mysql::author_search(), c...
by makarasilapin
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11945
Views: 570087

Re: Word Association Game

by makarasilapin
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Preparatory stretches for Lotus / sitting
Replies: 23
Views: 6850

Re: Preparatory stretches for Lotus / sitting

awesome guys, thanks for the videos!!!! my hips are getting a lot more flexible - much appreciated! i was speaking with a monk a couple weeks ago and he mentioned that a lot of monks develop bad knees in their later years so it's also important to compliment flexibility with increased muscle strengt...
by makarasilapin
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: baby boy
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: baby boy

when your child is killing insects or whatever he is experiencing the results of his actions. it doesn't matter how old the individual is; it depends on the type of action(s). i don't think an eleven month old can practice vipassana, as you need a strong concentration practice as the foundation for ...
by makarasilapin
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Contribution to Thanissaro's Book distribution program
Replies: 6
Views: 2887

Re: Contribution to Thanissaro's Book distribution program

electronic donations can be made to Metta Forest Monastery here: http://www1.networkforgood.org/

just type in "Wat Metta" in the keyword section, and then click on the Donations button.

this is 100% verified - i have recently confirmed this with the monastery.

:buddha2: