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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: 11420

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: 11420

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: 11420

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: 11420

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: 11420

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: 11420

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: 11420

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: 11420

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: 11420

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: 2266

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: 2973

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: 5243

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 (Archive)
Topic: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread
Replies: 160
Views: 41661

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 (Archive)
Topic: Monkhood is ripe for reform
Replies: 17
Views: 2186

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?