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Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Thai Language
Replies: 12
Views: 2808

Re: Thai Language

samseva wrote: This post I made from a few months back might be of use to you:
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... 20#p353564
Thank you for your link. Interesting exchange there.
by piano piano
Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Live-Stream Discussion at Bodhi Institute (S. Batchelor, J. Peacock, Akincano Weber)
Replies: 15
Views: 1679

Re: Live-Stream Discussion at Bodhi Institute (S. Batchelor, J. Peacock, Akincano Weber)

The discussion (plus at the end a presentation of what Bodhi Institute offers) lasts 3 hours, and starts in two hours from now. it can be viewed for 24 hours later also.
by piano piano
Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Thai Language
Replies: 12
Views: 2808

Re: Thai Language

Thank you Ajahn Gavesako, that is a useful book.
by piano piano
Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Live-Stream Discussion at Bodhi Institute (S. Batchelor, J. Peacock, Akincano Weber)
Replies: 15
Views: 1679

Live-Stream Discussion at Bodhi Institute (S. Batchelor, J. Peacock, Akincano Weber)

I have not seen this announcement posted on DW yet, so I do it here: Bodhi Institute Launch Event - Live Web Broadcast EARLY BUDDHISM: THEORY AND PRACTICE Friday 30th October • 7pm London time FREE live stream event in HD video with Stephen Batchelor, John Peacock and Akincano Marc Weber “Early Budd...
by piano piano
Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Thai Language
Replies: 12
Views: 2808

Re: Thai Language

I appreciate all the valuable answers here. I am just in the beginning of learning Thai, but am glad to be able to point friends to these resources. It is possibly also helpful when discussing some aspects of the suttas with Thais, and encouraging them to get a first-hand experience in reading some ...
by piano piano
Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Origin of Pirit Strings? (Apparently, not the Pali Canon)
Replies: 13
Views: 1617

Re: Origin of Pirit Strings? (Apparently, not the Pali Canon)

What I have not seen mentioned here, is the custom in Sri Lanka of using a thread during a pirit chanting (along with the pouring of water), in which every participant in the chanting holds on to that thread. What seems to be the idea behind it is that there is a connectedness of all present either ...
by piano piano
Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Thai Language
Replies: 12
Views: 2808

Re: Thai Language

Are there any modern sutta translations available in Thai, possibly online, not printed, although printed ones would be nice, too.

I understand that the existing volumes of the suttas in Thai contain a rather antiquated type of translation, cumbersome to read...
by piano piano
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: German Language | Dhammatexte auf deutsch
Replies: 4
Views: 3462

Re: German Language | Dhammatexte auf deutsch

Also this publishing house, following Ayya Khema, now in its 25th year: http://www.buddha-haus.de/JHANA-VERLAG.5.0.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; should be mentioned.
by piano piano
Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Predicament Of An Indian Buddhist
Replies: 14
Views: 1046

Re: The Predicament Of An Indian Buddhist

Nice to read about your new disccovery and opening up. The Mahabodhi Society of India has a branch in New Delhi. Maha Bodhi Society of India, New Delhi Centre Buddha Vihara, Mandir Marg, New Delhi 110001 Tel.+91-11 2336 3328/1164722698 Maha Bodhi Society of India, New Delhi Centre Buddha Vihara Open...
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Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do it yourself!
Replies: 18
Views: 2184

Re: Do it yourself!

About the logistics of doing your thing in India and Nepal, there are the following considerations. You would travel to India on a tourist visa, which limits your stay for a maximum of 180 days for one entry (visa starts counting from first day of issue, not from first day of entering the country). ...
by piano piano
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Informations about Ajahn Kevali
Replies: 16
Views: 2328

Re: Informations about Ajahn Kevali

It is quite possible that with more experience and knowledge in such matters, I would understand this policy. The background of this is the reality in Thailand (and perhaps elsewhere too), that everyone (including monks) has a Facebook page and is constantly referring to it, updating, checking, try...
by piano piano
Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Informations about Ajahn Kevali
Replies: 16
Views: 2328

Re: Informations about Ajahn Kevali

zero family and friends contact in the first 6 years. Wow! I wonder if that includes writing letters. I did not ask about snail mail letters. We only talked about Internet and cell-phone use; A. Kevali explicitly said that Internet use was only allowable for organising a ticket, and nothing else. A...
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Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Informations about Ajahn Kevali
Replies: 16
Views: 2328

Re: Informations about Ajahn Kevali

A. Kevali told me that aspirants to ordination leave after a while, as they find his policy of zero internet and zero family and friends contact in the first 6 years are too tough on them; people go to A. Anan Akincano at Rayong instead who is more lenient in this regard. One person who stayed at Wa...
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Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Mailing Wat Pah Nanachat
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Re: Mailing Wat Pah Nanachat

You can just show up you don't need to mail them. When I went there I just showed up and so did the other visitors. It seems like something I wouldn't want to bank on. That's a lot of money to spend to potentially be told they have no room for me. :anjali: Metta It is not a problem at all to just s...
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Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Questions for those who have travelled to India
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: Questions for those who have travelled to India

This thread is a week old and VictoryinTruth has not come back yet. It is imaginable that some of the things said here so far can appear discouraging, especially for someone who has not travelled to and in India before. Cooran's write-up is hilarious at some places, but also gives rise to, well, pos...
by piano piano
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Burmese tradition without formal meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 2107

Re: Burmese tradition without formal meditation

there is ajahn Naeb tradition There is, but that is a Thai tradition, not Burmese . It actually is of Burmese origin. Achan Naeb's teacher was a Burmese monk. She is telling that in her story how she met him " Then unexpectedly I had a chance to meet with a Burmese monk. Burmese people are very rel...
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Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: In need of advice about going forth
Replies: 13
Views: 2610

Re: In need of advice about going forth

Actually I have decided to go and ask for ordination in either Meetrigala Vanaya or Na Uyana Aranya ! : ) Should I write first, book a ticket, then apply online for a tourist visa and just show up? Would language be a problem? Would I receive sufficient instruction in english and find buddhist lite...
by piano piano
Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha's advice on Brushing Teeth
Replies: 28
Views: 7150

Re: Buddha's advice on Brushing Teeth

It is available from Germany at this source http://www.zahnbewusstsein.de/english/swak-zahnbuerste.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I am using the SOLO brush since some time with good result. In that practice you brush only the upper part of a tooth a few times to left and right. W...
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Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monk weight
Replies: 6
Views: 2137

Re: Monk weight

Thai Monks Face Obesity Epidemic http://www.linktv.org/linkasia/blog/post/1288/thai-monks-face-obesity-epidemic" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Similar in other Buddhist countries. Not eating after noon one tends to overeat before. Also, if two meals are taken, the two are often too ...
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Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination at Wat Pah Nanachat
Replies: 100
Views: 20002

Re: Ordination at Wat Pah Nanachat

You are certainly right, Bhante, a more cautious approach when it comes to visa is recommended. I should have worded it more cautiously myself, like saying: "According to a recent report from Vientiane it appeared as easy to get a double-entry Tourist visa. The applicant was not even asked any quest...