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by GraemeR
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Maha Bodhi Temple
Replies: 82
Views: 38620

100kg Thai gold for Shrine

Personally I would like to see more spent on basics such providing water, sanitation, medical care and education than on 'improving' this building

Graham
by GraemeR
Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: visiting temples and monasteries
Replies: 4
Views: 2871

visiting temples and monasteries

I'm going to visit a Buddhist temple or monastery to help with my studies and practice and get better at meditation. I live in Luton, Bedfordshire, which is closer? Hemel Hempstead or Letchworth? Both Hemel & Letchworth are in Hertfordshire. Certainly hen I lived in England Hemel Hempstead was a be...
by GraemeR
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thai Theravadin monks and money
Replies: 50
Views: 8628

Thai Theravadin monks and money

Having moved out of Bangkok after living there for 10 years, from what I experience daily, villagers in Isarn (NE Thailand) are still waking up early to prepare rice for both themselves and monks on pindabat. Metta I think it's the urban monks that many people have lost respect for. In rural areas ...
by GraemeR
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 134903

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Its been a while since I've posted on here and as Kumara recently wrote a few posts I thought I'd post this as a kind of answer to my own question about whether or not DMC will endure. So after reading through this I have come to the definite conclusion that DMC is here to stay. Meanwhile, my issue...
by GraemeR
Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhist monk who died in 1927 is alive!
Replies: 7
Views: 1544

Re: Buddhist monk who died in 1927 is alive!

cooran wrote:Hello all,

How is this possible? And yet, it appears to have been scientifically verified.
http://politicalblindspot.org/buddhist- ... -is-alive/

With metta,
Chris
Google 'incorruptible bodies of saints' It's common

With Metta

Graham
by GraemeR
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven.Dhammika and other scandals
Replies: 347
Views: 68343

Surin monk accused of B56m fraud

Clearly I misunderstood the meaning of ''Lounge" - Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends. Bhikkhu Pesala - forgive me for not answering your questions... I am a Buddhist - have lived in Asia for the best part of 20 years, including for some several years of my life in various monasteries in T...
by GraemeR
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thai Buddhist Monks Struggle to Stay Relevant
Replies: 37
Views: 9684

Re: Thai Buddhist Monks Struggle to Stay Relevant

Greetings, What's the big deal with smoking? One monk told me yesterday that Sri Lankan Buddhist don't care if you eat at night or have committed a parajika offence, but they do care about smoking. I don't see the Internet as a big problem, either. If the number of monks is declining and the religi...
by GraemeR
Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 134903

How do you feel about Wat Dhammakaya?

mahaviro wrote:In my opinion, I think it's relative through shrewd marketing and recruitment.
I couldn't agree more

Graham
by GraemeR
Wed May 01, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Tea?
Replies: 22
Views: 2036

Tea?

K.Dhamma wrote:With or without milk?

I prefer milk and honey. But only with certain brands and I usually get the Irish Morning blend. How about you guys?
I have green tea which is best plain

Graham
by GraemeR
Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Temple/ Retreat Stay for women in Asia
Replies: 7
Views: 2695

Re: Temple/ Retreat Stay for women in Asia

Most Wats in Thailand have as many women (or more) as men in them even though they are very patriarchal, most Wats that cater for foreigners cater just as well for both sexes. Of course if you prefer a male free environment that limits your choices very much. I was told in one temple in Chonburi th...
by GraemeR
Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Temple/ Retreat Stay for women in Asia
Replies: 7
Views: 2695

Temple/ Retreat Stay for women in Asia

If this thread needs to be moved, please do so! I thought this might be the closest sub-forum for my question. I'd like to stay in Asia (looking at perhaps Thailand or Sri Lanka) for about three months for study and meditation retreat next year. However, as a female my choices are more limited by b...
by GraemeR
Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Monkhood is ripe for reform
Replies: 17
Views: 2086

Re: Monkhood is ripe for reform

When Pope Benedict resigned, the Catholic Church suffered from many scandals ranging from child sexual abuse, reluctance to punish the perpetrators _ many of whom are high-ranking priests _ corruption and fierce infighting in the central bureaucracy, the Vatican Bank crisis, and declining number of...
by GraemeR
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday GraemeR!!
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Happy Birthday GraemeR!!

Thank you very much everyone for your kind wishes :) :sage:
by GraemeR
Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Ways to learn Thai
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Ways to learn Thai

Hello everyone, I'm looking for ways to learn Thai. I currently don't have Thai people to practice talking, so besides learning material, I'd appreciate ideas on how to get more involved with the language. Thai Movies, thai tv series, literature, dhammatalks (obviously),.. i'm open to suggestions f...
by GraemeR
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: So I was given this amulet...
Replies: 12
Views: 1961

So I was given this amulet...

Mr Man wrote:Khmer script (Khom), Pali language (?).

Khom Thai script
http://www.skyknowledge.com/khomthai.htm
The temple is in the far south, a long way from Cambodia, I wonder why it would have Khmer script.

Graham