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by gavesako
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: The state of the Forest Tradition in Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

Re: The state of the Forest Tradition in Thailand

See the document about meditation places in Thailand (last update in 2014):

http://retreat-infos.de/page95/page95.html
by gavesako
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Did Koṇḍañño think his way to stream entry.
Replies: 19
Views: 1193

Re: Did Koṇḍañño think his way to stream entry.

diṭṭhisampanna: [diṭṭhi+sampanna] one accomplished in view.

S II.43, 58, 80; V.11; A III.438 sq.; IV.394.
(SN 12.27 and AN 10.63)

An individual attained to right view (diṭṭhi-sampanna) is one possessing the view of path, ie, a stream-winner (the first of the 4 noble disciples).
by gavesako
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Did Koṇḍañño think his way to stream entry.
Replies: 19
Views: 1193

Re: Did Koṇḍañño think his way to stream entry.

There is the recurrent phrase in Suttas: "A bhikkhu has learned much, remembers what he has learned, and accumulates what he has learned. Those teachings that are good in the beginning, good in the middle, and good in the end, with the right meaning and phrasing, which proclaim the perfectly complet...
by gavesako
Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lost in the Midst of Time - Documentary
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Lost in the Midst of Time - Documentary

Not the whole book, not yet anyway. But it might be translated at some point.
by gavesako
Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lost in the Midst of Time - Documentary
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Lost in the Midst of Time - Documentary

"Lost in the Mists of Time"

Buddhist text's true author identified as Thai woman

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-21936656
by gavesako
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Monks protecting the forest in Thailand
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Monks protecting the forest in Thailand

A forest becomes a battlefield
Facing threats, a lone monk is determined to fight for a protected tree species


http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/special ... attlefield
by gavesako
Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Anicca" as "uncertainty" - Ajahn Chah via Ajahn Amaro
Replies: 62
Views: 3727

Re: "Anicca" as "uncertainty" - Ajahn Chah via Ajahn Amaro

Change is a study of the Buddhist teaching of impermanence. Impermanence can be understood only in terms of personal experience. The discourses of the Buddha describe experience in terms of its fundamentals. Change uses that base in a modern idiom, ranging widely among concepts that are in the foref...
by gavesako
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 128896

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

According to Mr Kachornsak, the donations to Wat Phra Dhammakaya could be divided into three types: donations from the faithful; donations of laundered money such as those made through Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative; and donations from investment groups, possibly for tax evasion. "The donations ...
by gavesako
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Anicca" as "uncertainty" - Ajahn Chah via Ajahn Amaro
Replies: 62
Views: 3727

Re: "Anicca" as "uncertainty" - Ajahn Chah via Ajahn Amaro

Things lead to suffering because they are undependable and not going according to our wishes: that is the meaning of anicca as it applies to our experience.
by gavesako
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 128896

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Some more photos of the Dhammakaya 5-star meditation center in Khao Yai:

http://www.showkhao.com/19172/
by gavesako
Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Sumedho's exercise routine?
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: Ajahn Sumedho's exercise routine?

Ajahn Sumedho did actually adopt a healthy mainly vegetarian diet in the last few years which benefited his health a lot, combined with the exercise routine that he has kept up for many years. He also liked to go on long walks, he even walked around Mt Kailas in Tibet.
by gavesako
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do monks vote (UK euro vote)
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: Do monks vote (UK euro vote)

That's right, we could go to vote but we don't.

"Leave Samsara" - that is our vote (Bodhisattvas vote Remain)

:tongue:
by gavesako
Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: What is kāmāvacara-samādhi?
Replies: 12
Views: 1347

Re: What is kāmāvacara-samādhi?

This is by Ajaan Lee: There are four levels of good mental states — Kāmāvacara-bhūmi: the level of sensuality. Rūpāvacara-bhūmi: the level of form. Arūpavacara-bhūmi: the level of formlessness. Lokuttara-bhūmi: the transcendent level. The level of sensuality: A mental state arises and connects with ...
by gavesako
Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 128896

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

PHRA DHAMMACHAYO, the controversial abbot of Dhammakaya Temple, has been officially blacklisted by the Immigration Bureau, effectively blocking him from leaving the country. ... Piyapong revealed that officials had also investigated the flow of finances to Dhammakaya Temple. "It's strange that the t...
by gavesako
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 128896

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crim ... ekly-obey/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The Battle of Good and Evil:
by gavesako
Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Monk gets to the root of Thai problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1129

Re: Monk gets to the root of Thai problems

This scholar identifies many roots in fact:

http://prachatai.org/english/node/6249" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by gavesako
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Buddhist monastery in Redwood Valley marks 20th anniversary
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Buddhist monastery in Redwood Valley marks 20th anniversary

Ajahn Pasanno is abbot of Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in Redwood Valley dedicated to the spiritual practice in the Thai Forest Tradition, a branch of the Theravada Buddhist tradition http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/general-news/20160510/buddhist-monastery-in-redwood-valley-marks-20th-anniversary"...
by gavesako
Fri May 20, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Vesak 2560 (2016)
Replies: 18
Views: 1705

Re: Vesak 2560 (2016)

Today is Visakha Puja. It is the day that we commemorate the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha. Although these three events took place a long time ago it is now as important as ever to recognise their significance . The appearance of a Buddha in the world is a proof and an affirmat...
by gavesako
Fri May 20, 2016 4:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unable to Make Prostration/Mobility Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Unable to Make Prostration/Mobility Issues

Monastery Forms and Etiquette: for Upasikas

Explained and demonstrated by Ajahn Sona in Canada, includes polite sitting posture, bowing and offering food to monks

https://youtu.be/eG7Fc8c_dbs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;