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by bhikkhuni sobhana
Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: aanandajoti bhikkhu
Replies: 2
Views: 582

aanandajoti bhikkhu

I came across this very rich site. http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Ven. Anandajoti appears to be producing extremely clean versions of these texts, as well as some of the parallel Buddhist Sanskrit texts. Does anyone know how reliable he is?
by bhikkhuni sobhana
Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 77
Views: 24981

Re: Pali Resources

The pali resources at the top includes the Bhavana Vandana, via Buddhanet.net. We have a much cleaner version out now. Hundreds of pali mistakes are removed, and several long suttas are added -- the three cardinal discourses and mahaasatipa.t.thaana. You can find a free download at: http://www.lulu....
by bhikkhuni sobhana
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Being turned down from ordination
Replies: 25
Views: 4714

Re: Being turned down from ordination

What do you think for a monastery like Abhayagiri or Bhavana Society? Any differences or special variations? Dear Dhammakid, Compared to Abhayagiri, it is easier to get in to Bhavana Society. We are less wealthy, less focused on monastic training (since we are also a public retreat center), not com...
by bhikkhuni sobhana
Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early Buddhism resources
Replies: 163
Views: 54114

Re: Early Buddhism resources

Hello! A few years ago we beefed up the library at Bhavana Society, based on an annotated bibliography of Mu Soeng. The following represents a consensus of Bhante Gunaratana and Mu Soeng on the essential scholarship about Buddhism in India. My personal favorites on this list are Auboyer, Gethin, Ham...
by bhikkhuni sobhana
Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: WAM
Replies: 17
Views: 2291

Re: WAM

This is a first reaction to the recent statement from World Abbots Meeting. It's time for the women to move on. I hope the bhikkhuni sangha may thrive, in a wholesome relationship to the bhikkhu sangha, that there will be opportunities for men and women to train together and opportunities for them t...
by bhikkhuni sobhana
Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monks/Nuns and Music
Replies: 25
Views: 2328

Re: Monks/Nuns and Music

In our Theravada Monastery, (SL tradition partly influenced by Thai forest standards) we understand that "musical chanting" is prohibited by this khandaka rule. By "musical chanting" we draw the line, in practice, by not intentionally mispronouncing the pali or english for the sake of a tune. Now he...