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by convivium
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ontology of Nibbana
Replies: 44
Views: 2820

Re: Ontology of Nibbana

It find support in the suttas.
Did you have something specific in mind?
by convivium
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ontology of Nibbana
Replies: 44
Views: 2820

Re: Ontology of Nibbana

Dan, I think it's a reasonable guess and I'd tend to agree with that interpretation. I think people like Ajahn Chah and Buddhadasa would too. I'm not sure you have the consensus of other Theravada authorities; in the western world, which is all I can recall off the top of my head, e.g. Bodhi and Tha...
by convivium
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Zizek on Buddhism
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

Zizek on Buddhism

Although "Western Buddhism" presents itself as the remedy against the stressful tension of the capitalist dynamics, allowing us to uncouple and retain the inner peace and Gelassenheit, it actually functions as its perfect ideological supplement. One should mention here the well-known topic of the "...
by convivium
Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ontology of Nibbana
Replies: 44
Views: 2820

Re: Ontology of Nibbana

Thanks for the links. Chris, I can't read the responses if there are any. I know Thanissaro maintains that non-dual positions, regarding the distinction between samsara and nibbana, are unfounded in the tipitaka. Of course, there is no positive articulation of this sort of non-dualism in the canon. ...
by convivium
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ontology of Nibbana
Replies: 44
Views: 2820

Ontology of Nibbana

Are there grounds in the tipitaka to attribute to nibbana some transcendental (non-immanent) status?
by convivium
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Upcoming College Grad Looking for Advice on Jobs/Moving
Replies: 16
Views: 3687

Re: Upcoming College Grad Looking for Advice on Jobs/Moving

move to asia, teach english, take time off, travel, live in monasteries etc. that's what i do/will do for a while. there's always funded post-grad work.
u could get an m.a. or something in ling (applied ling?) and teach in the universities in asia (and get more $)
by convivium
Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: northeast thailand
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: northeast thailand

do you know any that you can just show up to, that have white clothes and everything?
by convivium
Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation techniques used in Thai Theravada
Replies: 9
Views: 2478

Re: Meditation techniques used in Thai Theravada

To have the defilements gradually disappear with the method I've just explained is better than trying to arrange things, entering the four levels of absorption, abandoning directed thought, evaluation, rapture and pleasure, leaving just one-pointedness and equanimity; or trying to arrange the first...
by convivium
Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation techniques used in Thai Theravada
Replies: 9
Views: 2478

Re: Meditation techniques used in Thai Theravada

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai/ i've always liked ajahn lee (since visiting wat metta), but a monk in ajahn mun/chah lineage monastery recommended this guy and said he'd teach me from one of these if i came back. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai/thate/stepsalong.html http://www.acces...
by convivium
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: northeast thailand
Replies: 3
Views: 853

northeast thailand

does anyone have monastery retreat recommendations in northeast thailand and/or laos or cambodia (i'm in northern laos making my way slowly to vientiane)?
by convivium
Wed May 22, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mahayana ontology:skillful means for early Buddhist ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 1664

Re: Mahayana ontology:skillful means for early Buddhist idea

i wasn't generalizing on mahayana as a whole.
by convivium
Wed May 22, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mahayana ontology:skillful means for early Buddhist ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 1664

Re: Mahayana ontology:skillful means for early Buddhist idea

what i like best about mahayana is its rejection of ontology i.e. metaphysics. the section on attamayata is great. i'd check the index to see what's interesting to you. metta
by convivium
Wed May 22, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Forest Monastery in Virginia
Replies: 6
Views: 2971

Re: Forest Monastery in Virginia

now there's two great monks in virginia of all places.
edit: i guess bhavana society is west virginia