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by pilgrim
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Article on Metta Forest Monastery
Replies: 14
Views: 186

Re: Article on Metta Forest Monastery

So if a monk is not overcome with lust, he may safely hug his sister and mother. Conservative and traditional Thai monasteries such as Wat Metta have twisted the rule to mean no physical contact with women EVER. But that is not what the Buddha said. Ven Dhammanando wrote in another thread. " In the...
by pilgrim
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Article on Metta Forest Monastery
Replies: 14
Views: 186

Re: Article on Metta Forest Monastery

I've copied it out below . Too bad, you'll miss the great photos though. SAN DIEGO – A small, high cabin with three large windows stands in a green grove. On the raised platform outside the entrance, an old but clean metal pitcher is perched on a portable gas burner. Flip-flops lie in a corner. I, t...
by pilgrim
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Article on Metta Forest Monastery
Replies: 14
Views: 186

Article on Metta Forest Monastery

The Monk Who Left His Dazzling Israeli High-tech Career The residents of this small Buddhist monastery in California abandoned promising careers and the idea of raising a family in favor of an ascetic existence – and happiness https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-the-monk-who-left-h...
by pilgrim
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Urgent Clean Water needed for Skin Disease Outbreak among Buddhist Novices
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: Urgent Clean Water needed for Skin Disease Outbreak among Buddhist Novices

I have nothing against this project or any other charity but wish to clarify whether posts like this are against DW's Terms of Service?

. Action

The following actions are not permitted at Dhamma Wheel:

c. Solicitation of funds
by pilgrim
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire
Replies: 48
Views: 2886

Re: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire

Vipassana in Mongolian prisons - a 2018 documentary with English subtitles.
by pilgrim
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire
Replies: 48
Views: 2886

Re: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire

Who are "you Buddhists"? We've both attended Goenka's Vipassana retreats, and both on a website that is avowedly for Buddhist topics. Whence the label? “You buddhists” are the ones who need to have everything in the CORRECT box. It is clear from mr Goenka and stated many times that he is not teachi...
by pilgrim
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Theravada growing in India
Replies: 42
Views: 691

Re: Theravada growing in India

Does this thread have anything to do with the topic?
by pilgrim
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What are the ways in which a monk can disrobe or be disrobed?
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: What are the ways in which a monk can disrobe or be disrobed?

I'm confused with the 5th line above. How can one be an ex-bhikkhu and without earlier giving up his status as bhikkhu? Suppose two bhikkhus, Tissa and Nāga, decide that Buddhism is nonsense and Jainism is the true faith. Both now wish to become Jain monks but they go about it in different ways. Ti...
by pilgrim
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What are the ways in which a monk can disrobe or be disrobed?
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: What are the ways in which a monk can disrobe or be disrobed?

Being one of eleven kinds of person who shouldn't have been ordained in the first place: a paṇḍaka; a non-human being; a hermaphrodite; a person who had previously posed as a bhikkhu without having been ordained; an ex-bhikkhu who had previously gone over to an outside teaching without first giving...
by pilgrim
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Quitting Coffee - my experience
Replies: 38
Views: 977

Re: Quitting Coffee - my experience

Chan (Zen ) monks in China and Japan used tea to keep themselves alert for meditation. There is even a Zen story of how tea grew from the eyelids of Bodhidharma after he cut them off and threw them on the ground as he fell asleep during meditation. Although the use revolved around tea, the principle...
by pilgrim
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Quitting Coffee - my experience
Replies: 38
Views: 977

Re: Quitting Coffee - my experience

Coffee is also good for health..Rich in anti oxidants, it reduces risk of liver cancer and possibly also dementia and diabetes.
Everything in moderation.
by pilgrim
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Quitting Coffee - my experience
Replies: 38
Views: 977

Re: Quitting Coffee - my experience

I don't see anything wrong with a cuppa to perk up the mind on a slow day. We take specific foods for various reasons - some improve our blood circulation, some improve our physical strength, skin health, resistance to disease, immune response and so on. If we don't see a need to cut these out, why ...
by pilgrim
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Where can a 50 y/o man go to become a monk?
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: Where can a 50 y/o man go to become a monk?

An asian monastery might take me but surely there is someplace I can go that doesn't involve putting tons of carbon in the atmosphere? This can't be a serious concern. With or without you, that flight will take off as scheduled and among the hundreds on board, what better reason for a person to fly?
by pilgrim
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Wanted for Dhamma school in Texas - Children's english language Dhamma books
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Wanted for Dhamma school in Texas - Children's english language Dhamma books

Hello, a friend, Ayya Dhammananda (Vietnamese bhikkhuni) emailed me with a request. She needs children's English language Dhamma books for a childrens Dhamma class she is running in a temple in Dallas, USA. If you would like to help pls send the books to : Tu Vien Lien Hoa (att. SC Phap Hy), 2014 Ro...
by pilgrim
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Selling the dhamma for profit... Meditation apps
Replies: 17
Views: 373

Re: Selling the dhamma for profit... Meditation apps

I don't like it either but on the other hand, apps like this plant the seed of Dhamma in millions who otherwise won't give it a second thought. Even the most popular Buddhist youtube videos struggle to get past a few hundred thousand. Many people come to Buddhism thru Goenka's supposedly secular med...