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by bodhabill
Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2982

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

Congratulations to all involved

It's wonderful to see the fourfold Sangha continue to grow

:clap:

Metta
Bill
by bodhabill
Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato' Interview
Replies: 4
Views: 1266

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato' Interview

Hi Anton

I'm personally very happy with the topics to be discussed

Just bumping to allow others to see the topic again

Metta
Bill
by bodhabill
Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words
Replies: 46
Views: 23998

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Hi Mike

Bhikkhu Bodhi's book In The Buddha's Words is the best introduction to the Pali Cannon and is one of my constant companions

The link to the audio files is much appreciated

All seems to be working OK when I visited five minutes ago :woohoo:

With Metta
Bill
by bodhabill
Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2982

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

Hi David

Congratulations to all involved

The very best wishes to the new Bikkhunis on their path to Nibbana

:bow:

With Metta
Bill
by bodhabill
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 105432

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

pilgrim wrote:A very different but hilarious perspective. Hitler hits out at bhikkhuni ordination

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LOL .... I can't wait for the Sound of Music version to come out! :lol:
by bodhabill
Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Taking the plunge
Replies: 62
Views: 11150

Re: Taking the plunge

Hi Jack

Belated best wishes

You are wise beyond your years and as such I know you will find what you are looking for

Enjoy the journey

With Metta
Bill
by bodhabill
Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 105432

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Hi All A copy of a Letter to Perth Thai Community from the BSWA from the current and past presidents of the Buddhist Society of Western Australai posted on Bhante Sujatos blog at http://sujato.wordpress.com/ Letter to Perth Thai Community from the BSWA January 12, 2010 Here’s the Buddhist Society of...
by bodhabill
Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhamma talk on Bhikkhuni Ordination by Ajahn Amaro
Replies: 12
Views: 3322

Re: Dhamma talk on Bhikkhuni Ordination by Ajahn Amaro

Thanks fijiNut

Excellent dhamma talk

With Metta
Bill
by bodhabill
Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 105432

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Hi All And yet another post on Bhante Sujato's blog at http://sujato.wordpress.com/ From Prachathai by Surapot Thaweesak January 8, 2010 Here is another article giving a Thai perspective on the bhikkhuni ordination, from http://www.prachathai.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. Buddh...
by bodhabill
Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 105432

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Hi All Another post on Bhante Sujato's blog at http://sujato.wordpress.com/ The Thai Sangha January 8, 2010 Prof. Nidhi Eausivong Article in Thai published in Matichon daily on Jan 4, 2010. Dr Nidhi is a well known professor in the History Department of Chiengmai University. He is in his late 60s, a...
by bodhabill
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 105432

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Hi All Comment from Bhante Sujato on http://sujato.wordpress.com/ Wat Pah Pong press conference discussions January 7, 2010 sujato Leave a comment Those of you who have been following this blog will be aware of the press conference held on December 28, 2009 by senior Ajahns from Wat Pa Pong. This ha...
by bodhabill
Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Flowering of Theravadin Women
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: A Flowering of Theravadin Women

Congratulations to all involved

With Metta
Bill
by bodhabill
Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 259073

Re: Poll: Are you vegetarian/vegan?

My partner has been vegetarian for a while, she never tried to convert me and I was happy to go with the flow most of the time Big change happened when I went to India on a business trip, that was my introduction to Buddhism and at the same time went 100% vegetarian Going vegetarian was easy in Indi...
by bodhabill
Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Forest Sangha Calendar 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Re: Forest Sangha Calendar 2010

Thanks Retro

:thumbsup:

With Metta
Bill
by bodhabill
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 105432

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

This raises another question however, and in this case it is mostly unrelated to the Bhikkhuni/WPP issue. Do we not have a duty as lay people, to shore up bad behavior? Is not the Canon filled with examples of the laity complaining to the Buddha of monks behaving badly? Is not the laity a vital che...
by bodhabill
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 105432

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Hi Dan LOL 22 pages now because of your post !! Agree with you, but there are positive sides to everything and I have 'met' some very interesting and knowledgeable people here on this topic and been introduced to other teachers and teachings that I had not been exposed to before Hi Mike What puzzles...
by bodhabill
Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 105432

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

by Bankei » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:15 am
For those that have never been to Thailand I think I should also point out how different Thai society is to the West.
Hi Bankei

Thank you for your honest summation

With Metta
Bill
by bodhabill
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 105432

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Hello Bill, Please disregard my previous post, which wasn't meant to be offensive to you. My apologies for any discomfort or irritation you have experienced. Hi Chris No problems ... this is why I like this forum, we can debate, sometimes overstep the mark, but each and every time we can and do sho...
by bodhabill
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 105432

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

by Chris » Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:29 pm Hello Bill, I wonder could you clarify for us ... Do you practise within the Forest Tradition? And, if so, through which Monastery, and under which Abbot? I'm assuming that you must because of your blunt outspokenness and certainty about motives. Hi Chris sadly t...
by bodhabill
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 105432

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Hi Chris by Chris » Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:00 pm The reason for the creation of Dhammalight is: .... This website is aimed at releasing documents and letters by reputed Sangha members , of which the public may not have access to, in order to paint a much clearer picture on the events leading up to the b...