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by suanck
Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Jataka Tales
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: Jataka Tales

i just ordered the collections that BPS put out http://www.bps.lk/jataka_tales_completeset.html You may also like to order the set directly from the authors and receive the copy signed by them, at: http://www.brelief.org/jataka/Books/book.html The set is beautifully printed and packed in a box. I u...
by suanck
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Ven Bodhi's "A Course in the Pali Language"
Replies: 8
Views: 2591

Re: Ven Bodhi's "A Course in the Pali Language"

I'm just wondering whether anyone has done Venerable Bodhi's "A Course in the Pali Language": http://www.bodhimonastery.net/bm/programs/pali-class-online.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; He recommends Stephen Collins "A Pali Grammar for students", "A New Course in Reading Pali: E...
by suanck
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Passing of Ven Dhammavihari (Prof. Jotiya Dhirasekera)
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Re: Passing of Ven Dhammavihari (Prof. Jotiya Dhirasekera)

Just heard the news that Ven. Prof. Dhammavihari (Former Prof. Jotiya Dhirasekera) has passed away at the age of 89. Ven. Prof. Dhammavihari is the author of "Buddhist Monastic Discipline". Bankei May he attain Nibbana! For those who don't know Ven Dhammavihari, a short CV: http://www.metta.lk/auth...
by suanck
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:10 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monk for a Month?
Replies: 56
Views: 16067

Re: Monk for a Month?

Just went to my face book account and noticed this link on the side so done a search and found this http://monkforamonth.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; what does everyone think of this? I think it is a bit strange although I have heard of another temple doing the same thing. Bh...
by suanck
Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sutta length as a proxy for authenticity
Replies: 27
Views: 4143

Re: Sutta length as a proxy for authenticity

Inducing a Chronology of the Pali Canon, Paul Kingsbury http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~kingsbur/inducing.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Metta, Dmytro I could not access to this link. Does anyone know other links where I can download that PDF file? Thanks Suan. Yeah, the link died a ...
by suanck
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sutta length as a proxy for authenticity
Replies: 27
Views: 4143

Re: Sutta length as a proxy for authenticity

Dmytro wrote:
Inducing a Chronology of the Pali Canon, Paul Kingsbury

http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~kingsbur/inducing.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta, Dmytro
I could not access to this link. Does anyone know other links where I can download that PDF file?

Thanks
Suan.
by suanck
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Temporary Ordination
Replies: 25
Views: 6910

Re: Temporary Ordination

Despite this I did ordain for 3 months before getting married for much the same reasons as outlined by jcsuperstar as my wife is thai and it seemed like the best way for me to get a good long retreat before getting married. Could you tell me a bit more on the procedure of temporary ordination? Is i...
by suanck
Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monasteries in America
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Re: Monasteries in America

theravada_guy wrote:Greetings all,

Are there any other Theravadin monasteries in America, other than Abhayagiri and Bhavana Society? If so, links to Web sites would be appreciated, if they have one.
You may like to start your search at: http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/region.php?region_id=1

Suan.
by suanck
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 161099

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

There is also a new translation of a Thai newspaper article here http://sujato.wordpress.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It concerns WPP monks agitating for the removal of Brahm Bhikkhu's preceptor status. They want to override the vinaya. If my information is correct, it's only...
by suanck
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Temporary Ordination
Replies: 25
Views: 6910

Re: Temporary Ordination

I understand that Temporary Ordination is popular in Burma, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia, but this practice is not popular in Sri Lanka. Is it correct ?

Suan
by suanck
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The path of the Bodhisattva in Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 61
Views: 9491

Re: The path of the Bodhisattva in Theravada Buddhism

There are some groups that have other interpretations, but the vast majority of practicing Mahayana Buddhists, ie. Chinese Buddhists, all very clearly and explicitly accept a Mahayana path of many asamkhya kalpas to complete. Dear Bhante, My own experience with many Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhist ...
by suanck
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 161099

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Hi all, 1) In the thread: " Ajahn Sumedho - On Gratitude " (an interview by Lim Kooi Fong, The Buddhist Channel, January 20, 2010) reposted on this website: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3316 [you can read the original at: http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=6,8875,0,0,1,0 ]...
by suanck
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: If you aren't doing Vipassana...
Replies: 26
Views: 4129

Re: If you aren't doing Vipassana...

jcsuperstar wrote:i agree with ajahn sujato here, other's may not, to each his own...

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Thanks for the link. I enjoy it! :-)

Suanck.
by suanck
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Bhikkhuni ordination
Replies: 39
Views: 6584

Re: Bhikkhuni ordination

I think the problem of the validity of the reinto of the ordination for nuns boils down to the fact that conservative Theravadins beleive that only their lineage is valid. All the other lineages are not follow the teachings of the Buddha in terms of doctrine or vinaya, therefore they are not true B...
by suanck
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 161099

Bhikkhuni Ordination: Letter from a Samaneri

Taken from: http://sujato.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/letter-from-a-samaneri-in-thailand/ Letter from a samaneri in Thailand The following text comes from a letter written by a samaneri in Thailand to Ajahn Brahm and the Bodhinyana community. She has granted permission to have an edited version posted ...