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by Gatasaro Bhikku
Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Black jack dealer to Bhikkhu
Replies: 19
Views: 3588

Re: Black jack dealer to Bhikkhu

What a beautiful day in a beautiful setting with beautiful people. The pleasure was certainly mine. I look forward to many more visits in the future.

My thanks to David for inviting me and for his confidence in my understanding of the Dhamma. We are off to a very good start.

Ajahn Don
by Gatasaro Bhikku
Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Black jack dealer to Bhikkhu
Replies: 19
Views: 3588

Re: Black jack dealer to Bhikkhu

Kilanta, I was ordained in Turner, Oregon at Wat Buddha Oregon. The first picture is of my abbot, Ajahn Chalee, one of the most respected teachers of Vipassana meditation, and the other is Ajahn Suben, abbot of Wat Buddha Oregon. My upacaya was the president of the Thai Bhikkus USA Association, so I...
by Gatasaro Bhikku
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: the pali name
Replies: 8
Views: 3248

Re: the pali name

Ben has it right. That's how I got my Pali name, which no one uses. I'm Than Don to everyone. I think Gatasaro means one who scares cats, but I could be making that up.
by Gatasaro Bhikku
Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Black jack dealer to Bhikkhu
Replies: 19
Views: 3588

Re: Black jack dealer to Bhikkhu

Thank you for the welcome. I am now a one month-old monk. This has been one of the best things I've ever done. It's been a great experience so far, even if the most challenging. I congratulate you all on finding the right path. A wonderful life.

Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu.

Than Don