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by pilgrim
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordaining when children leave home
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Ordaining when children leave home

I know a few people who ordained after their children grew up. Yes, they still have contact with their children even thru Facebook. I think any lack of contact in such cases is very often a result of the adult children being too busy with their lives and not from any monastic restriction. :thinking:
by pilgrim
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Who can ordain a Samaneri?
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Who can ordain a Samaneri?

Hi Pilgrim Not sure if this gives you a definitive answer - "The Samaneri Ordination (Pabbajja) of Sayalay Vimalanyani took place on Tuesday 17th February 2015 in the Big Cave. Ajahn Sujato performed the ordination." http://santifm.org/santi/2015/02/17/samaneri-ordination-of-ven-vimalanyani/ Yes, i...
by pilgrim
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Who can ordain a Samaneri?
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Who can ordain a Samaneri?

Can the Samaneri Pabbaja be performed by a Bhikkhu Upajjaya or must it be done by a Bhikkhuni Upajjhaya?
:anjali:
by pilgrim
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Bhante Yogavacara Rahula settles in Maryland
Replies: 0
Views: 87

Bhante Yogavacara Rahula settles in Maryland

It appears that Bhante is beginning to settle down at the new Pannasiha Meditation Centre in Maryland as its director and meditation teacher.
http://bhanterahula.blogspot.com.au/201 ... enter.html

http://www.lionwisdom.org/our-founders/
:anjali:
by pilgrim
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: dank buddhist memes
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: dank buddhist memes

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by pilgrim
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Western teachers - Burmese ordination/traditions
Replies: 22
Views: 2537

Re: Western teachers - Burmese ordination/traditions

nyanadassana.JPG Just learnt of Ven Nanadassana, who actually spent most of his monastic life in Sri Lanka at Na Uyana, which has very closeinks to Pa-Auk. "Bhikkhu Ñāṇadassana (Greek) is a Mahāthera of 30 vassa who lives in Sri Lanka and was closely connected with the late Ven. Nāuyana Ariyadhamma...
by pilgrim
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: The Growth of Theravada Buddhism in Hong Kong
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: The Growth of Theravada Buddhism in Hong Kong

The article did not mention the Hong Kong Theravada Meditation Society which was very popular and dynamic. Not too sure about its fortunes since it's main teacher , the Malaysian monk Ajahn Samahito passed away in 2011.
http://www.hktheravada.org/enaboutus.asp
by pilgrim
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chief monk, nun from Po Lin allegedly travel to Hawaii
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Chief monk, nun from Po Lin allegedly travel to Hawaii

SarathW wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:49 am
what about the two gay zen monks
I think zen monks are allowed to get married.
I think Japanese Buddhism there has pretty much thrown out the Vinaya. The clergy there is called priests rather than monks.
by pilgrim
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ignorance or craving as the cause of suffering?
Replies: 20
Views: 503

Re: Ignorance or craving as the cause of suffering?

Both Ignorance and Craving are in the 12 links that ultimately lead to "jarā·maraṇaṃ soka·parideva·dukkha·domanass·upāyāsā" - old age, death, sorrow, lamentation, suffering, pain, grief. Craving is the immediate cause of suffering, but without Ignorance there will be no Craving. The DO is linear as ...
by pilgrim
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Any monk from Laos?
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Any monk from Laos?

The people here may be able to assist as they are developing a retreat in Luang Prabang. The main person behind the project, Peter is an ex-monk from the Ajahn Chah lineage but he passed away in 2015.
http://www.fourwindslao.com/
by pilgrim
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Iu Mien Buddhism - what tradition does it resemble?
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Iu Mien Buddhism - what tradition does it resemble?

Clearly traditional Chinese Mahayana. It appears the temple is also a community hub for a small tribal group so you can expect some folk elements too.
by pilgrim
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dana opportunity - Sarasota Forest Monastery
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Dana opportunity - Sarasota Forest Monastery

Sarasota Forest Monastery raising funds for kutis.
I thought there was a thread on Dana Opportunities but the Search function couldn't locate it.

http://www.sarasotaforestmonastery.org/
by pilgrim
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pa Auk In The West
Replies: 22
Views: 3958

Re: Pa Auk In The West

There were 2 other Pa-auk centres in the west - one in Green Valley, Sebastopol, USA and the other in Latvia. Googling the Latvia centre does not show any activity since 2012. It appears to be dormant or have ceased altogether. Now there is an initiative to set up a Pa-auk monastery in Georgia, USA....
by pilgrim
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: First Pa Auk monastery in USA led by monastics
Replies: 1
Views: 75

First Pa Auk monastery in USA led by monastics

Pa Auk Tawya Vipassanadhura Hermitage, Georgia was established in February 2017, and is operated by the America Dhamma Society (ADS). It is the very first Pa Auk Monastery in the U.S. led by​​ the Sangha Committee members. It covers an area of 100 acres for religious purposes and another 78 acres wi...
by pilgrim
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The “Angry Asian Buddhist,” has died, age 34
Replies: 7
Views: 324

The “Angry Asian Buddhist,” has died, age 34

Aaron Lee died on Saturday, October 21, at age 34, after fighting cancer for more than a year. Aaron was known to many for his blog, Angry Asian Buddhist, where he wrote anonymously under the pen name “Arunlikhati." https://www.lionsroar.com/aaron-lee-the-angry-asian-buddhist-has-died-age-34/ His la...
by pilgrim
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The crux of Buddhist practice - where and how do we cut the chain of Dependent Origination?
Replies: 34
Views: 805

Re: The crux of Buddhist practice - where and how do we cut the chain of Dependent Origination?

Thanks. How can I learn more about this approach? I know there are meditation retreats offered by dhamma.org , but they don't have any open courses in my area for months. Is there a way I can learn enough to start practicing? The best way to learn Goenka's approach is to sit his 10 day course. I ca...
by pilgrim
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The crux of Buddhist practice - where and how do we cut the chain of Dependent Origination?
Replies: 34
Views: 805

Re: The crux of Buddhist practice - where and how do we cut the chain of Dependent Origination?

Vipassana, which is the tool of choice is used to address Tanha. Everytime a stimulus comes in thru the six sense doors, we do not allow Tanha to arise. With clear seeing of reality, Vijja (Wisdom), the opposite of Avijja (Ignorance ) is cultivated. Eventually, with Insight, Tanha is destroyed alto...
by pilgrim
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mahaparinibbana sutta - Pukkusa's golden robes
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Mahaparinibbana sutta - Pukkusa's golden robes

In the MahaParinibbana sutta, Pukkusa donated 2 sets of golden robes which the Buddha then instructed to be given to himself and Ven Ananda. Were this just golden coloured or robes made of gold thread? If it is the latter, is it allowed? 44. Then Pukkusa of the Malla clan spoke to a certain man, say...
by pilgrim
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The crux of Buddhist practice - where and how do we cut the chain of Dependent Origination?
Replies: 34
Views: 805

Re: The crux of Buddhist practice - where and how do we cut the chain of Dependent Origination?

Yes, Ignorance is the root cause, but how do we destroy it? "Through the round of many births I roamed without reward, without rest, seeking the house-builder. Painful is birth again & again. House-builder, you're seen! You will not build a house again. All your rafters broken, the ridge pole destro...