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by konchokzopa
Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: can you become a Samanera while you have debt?
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

can you become a Samanera while you have debt?

Can you become a Samanera or receive Samanera ordination if you still have debt?
by konchokzopa
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Burmese monastery in Thailand concentrated on Vinaya
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Burmese monastery in Thailand concentrated on Vinaya

The Headline says it all. I saw here a long time ago someone making a recommendation or informing about a monastery in Thailand near the border, a Burmese monastery that is a little bit more laid back in meditation compared to Pa Auk but very good in terms of learning the Vinaya. Do you guys remembe...
by konchokzopa
Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhas stance/view/words about mentally ill people
Replies: 27
Views: 2407

Re: Buddhas stance/view/words about mentally ill people

makes me happy to see people are interacting here in this thread. Thanks Derek :anjali: , I will look into it. Yes, It is very interesting that there is no mention about psychosis and schizophrenia types of illnesses in almost if anywhere in the buddhist literature. I am wondering if they had totall...
by konchokzopa
Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhas stance/view/words about mentally ill people
Replies: 27
Views: 2407

Re: Buddhas stance/view/words about mentally ill people

thanks, I'm sure that Ajahn Brahm has some wise thoughts about the matter, but I'm looking for reference in the actual pali canon. Does the canon mention illnesses of the mind mentioned in the OP or not?
by konchokzopa
Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhas stance/view/words about mentally ill people
Replies: 27
Views: 2407

Buddhas stance/view/words about mentally ill people

Hi, I am wondering if there are any texts where Buddha speaks about people who have mental illnesses as understood in western culture, meaning mostly psychosis or schizophrenia, Auditory or visual hallucinations etc.. any mention about this sort of stuff in the pali canon?

thanks.
by konchokzopa
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: 3 week meditation retreat Sri Lanka Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 774

3 week meditation retreat Sri Lanka Suggestions

hi, I'm thinking about heading to Sri Lanka before myanmar to do a 3 week meditation retreat.

can you people suggest monasteries or meditation centers near Colombo where one can do such a retreat.

thanks
by konchokzopa
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: what is the maximum age if you want to ordain
Replies: 13
Views: 2167

what is the maximum age if you want to ordain

how old do you need to be to be refused ordination in theravada tradition?
by konchokzopa
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: list of all theravada monk vows
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

list of all theravada monk vows

where can i find a list of all the vows that a theravada monk is to uphold?
by konchokzopa
Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: good books for those wishing to become a monk
Replies: 22
Views: 5242

Re: good books for those wishing to become a monk

thanks , i found the ebook. will get to it slowly.
by konchokzopa
Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: preparation for long term retreat thread
Replies: 1
Views: 560

preparation for long term retreat thread

i wanted to make this thread for me and people to benefit from this topic.

can people participate and suggest, put links, books, information and guides on the topic '' how to prepare oneself for long retreats ''.

thanks, i hope this gets active discussion and information thread.
by konchokzopa
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: All the reasons to take 8 precepts ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2076

Re: All the reasons to take 8 precepts ?

(6) Fasting If we are reborn in the upper realms, keeping this precept will result in our getting food enjoyments easily, without much effort. Also we will have forty very white teeth and have a powerful, transcendental, sense of taste that brings infinite happiness, even if we eat shit. The reason...
by konchokzopa
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Places to ordain in Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Places to ordain in Europe

hi, are there any monasteries in Europe in the Theravada tradition? Thai, Sri lankan or Burmese preferably.
by konchokzopa
Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: good books for those wishing to become a monk
Replies: 22
Views: 5242

Re: good books for those wishing to become a monk

Getting off: A Portrait is a brilliant account. It's a real shame it's been removed for some reason - I was re-reading it only a few months ago, Bhante's wit and humour made the account such a pleasure to read :( metta Jack well good that its in book format, its always nicer to read actual books th...
by konchokzopa
Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: good books for those wishing to become a monk
Replies: 22
Views: 5242

Re: good books for those wishing to become a monk

Viscid wrote:I found Getting Off - A Portrait by Samanera Bodhesako to be one of the most honest depictions of Theravadin monkdom.
the first link doesnt work.