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by pilgrim
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: does anyone here do kasina meditation?
Replies: 10
Views: 2752

Re: does anyone here do kasina meditation?

This is a very old thread, but it might interest some to learn there is some instruction on Kasina meditation in Europe - a vihara in Estonia in particular which has chosen this object of meditation as its principal meditation practice. https://www.sangha.ee/meditation-and-development-center/meditat...
by pilgrim
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?
Replies: 19
Views: 668

Re: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?

You don't have to worry about malaria in Malaysia. I've lived there for 60 years and never met anyone who had it. As for dengue, it happens but in urban areas, as the larvae tends to breed in construction sites and the like. It is extremely rare in rural areas. But general mosquito bites is an unavo...
by pilgrim
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board
Replies: 32
Views: 1238

Re: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board

"[The Blessed One said:] "Well done, householder. Well done. That is how you should periodically refute those foolish men with the Dhamma." Then he instructed, urged, roused, and encouraged Anathapindika the householder with a talk on Dhamma......................"Monks, even a monk who has long pene...
by pilgrim
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations
Replies: 13
Views: 486

Canadian monk to be disrobed after admitting to sexual relations

Not a good look "Social activist and veterinarian Somchai Sirithepsongklod, who exposed the scandal via his recent posts on Facebook along with photographic evidence of a white-clad man resembling Phra Julien standing next to a Swiss woman during their alleged “honeymoon trip” in Chanthaburi provinc...
by pilgrim
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pindacara and Pindapata
Replies: 0
Views: 236

Pindacara and Pindapata

It's common to read that monks go walking on Pindapat which would literally mean that the monks go about trampling their own food. Pinda means "lump of food" and pata is the "alms bowl". So Pindapata means the food offered into the monks bowl or almsfood. Almsround would more correctly be Pindacara;...
by pilgrim
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Simple Pali chants and where to learn them?
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Simple Pali chants and where to learn them?

I have a 5 page pdf file of a Buddha puja in English and Pali. This book is used by a Malaysian lay organisation to conduct Buddha-pujas. Each section has an introductory verse and I think it would be a good resource for anyone intent on starting a lay group. But how do I upload it into this forum a...
by pilgrim
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: New center in New York City -a very worthy project
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: New center in New York City -a very worthy project

Bhante Sudhasso's bio . Bhante Suddhāso has studied under the guidance of some of the most important names in Western Buddhism, such as Ajahn Pasanno, Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Vīradhammo, and Bhante Gunaratana. He was initially trained in Soto Zen Buddhism at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. Subsequently, h...
by pilgrim
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: New center in New York City -a very worthy project
Replies: 4
Views: 256

New center in New York City -a very worthy project

Buddhist Insights needs another USD200k to buy a monastery in NYC. I don't know about property prices in New York but this seems awfully cheap. Looks like a wonderful opportunity not to be missed.
https://www.gofundme.com/buddhistinsightsretreatcenter
by pilgrim
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Any monastery recommendation in Thailand/Myanmar/Malaysia?
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Any monastery recommendation in Thailand/Myanmar/Malaysia?

For Malaysia, I recommend Sasanarakkha, Nandaka vihara (pa auk tradition), Vihara Buddha Gotama ( Ven Dhammavuddho). You can look them up online.
by pilgrim
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Japanese-speaking Theravada monasteries or monks?
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: Japanese-speaking Theravada monasteries or monks?

Anywhere in the world but in Japan? Ven Sumanasara is very popular in Japan with many books in publication. A very extensive website here.
https://j-theravada.net/
by pilgrim
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: B.sujato translates 'metta' as 'love'. That's horrible, and it's wrong.
Replies: 27
Views: 1019

Re: B.sujato translates 'metta' as 'love'. That's horrible, and it's wrong.

He also translate bhikkhu as "mendicants" and madu as "Manuka honey". These are more like interpretations, not translations.
Some of the reasons I use B Bodhi's translations more often.
by pilgrim
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: An investment banker and wife both ordains
Replies: 3
Views: 261

An investment banker and wife both ordains

This video could be inspiring for those contemplating ordination.
by pilgrim
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Using Buddha's name commercially
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: Using Buddha's name commercially

dharmacorps wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 6:37 pm
I think I've only seen Lo hon Jai (Buddha's delight) in Chinese restaraunts-- usually an assembly of miscellaneous vegetables in my experience.
Lo Han = Arahant
Jai = Vegetarian
Literally Arahant's Vegetarian dish
by pilgrim
Thu May 30, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jews in Buddhism
Replies: 25
Views: 1162

Re: Why Buddhism is not growing?

Jews tend to be overrepresented in virtually all intellectual areas. Firefighters and carpenters? Not so much. :tongue: Carpenters? Don't forget Jesus; he was a carpenter. Oh, wait a minute; he's only Jewish on his mother's side. :tongue: Perhaps early in his career but not only did Jesus become a ...
by pilgrim
Wed May 29, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Buddhism is not growing?
Replies: 50
Views: 2578

Re: Why Buddhism is not growing?

Thus, the only ones who would do such a thing, are those who are not yet wise, those who are 'tangled' and 'enmeshed', and see some benefit in evangelical expansionism. Arguably, this logic accounts for why only Dhammakaya is the only "Theravada tradition" (loosely defined) that does this kind of a...