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by householder
Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Photos of large gathering of Ajahns in Malaysia
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Photos of large gathering of Ajahns in Malaysia

Hi all, More photos. LP Munindo very kindly put me in touch with some Malaysian supporters which has completely transformed my travels. I was introduced to the local dhamma scene and this weekend just gone travelled back from Thailand to attend the sima consecration at Balik Pulau Hermitage on 22 Ap...
by householder
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Songkran
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Happy Songkran

Yup - 30 dead in one day two days ago. Hence why I've eaten for the day and am holed up away from the roads!
by householder
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Songkran
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Happy Songkran

To all those in Thailand, or who are Thai and elsewhere, or who just like generally celebrating. Had a wonderful morning witnessing and participating in proceedings at the monastic centre in Ko Tao, chanted the homage, Triple Gem and five precepts, ate enormous amounts of delicious Thai food with th...
by householder
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Skilful dana offering
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Re: Skilful dana offering

No idea! The various LPs in England aren't near 75 though... I am sure any Dana you give would be welcome, why not invite them to ask for something specific that they need? I had some problems with this idea, having considered it: 1. I don''t know how to ask what they want. 2. I wouldn't understand ...
by householder
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Skilful dana offering
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Skilful dana offering

Hi all, In Ko Tao for 10 days to relax. First thing I did after checking in was scout out Wat Ko Tao. It's one of those 'functional' monasteries and is very small - 2 monks and an old abbot who is ill, confined to his kuti and uses a zimmer frame to move around. Is only a 5 minute walk from where I'...
by householder
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Photos of Borobudur
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: Photos of Borobudur

Thanks. Will add some more when I go back to Myanmar. The rest are a boring assortment of the usual travelly/touristy photos.
by householder
Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Photos of Borobudur
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: Photos of Borobudur

I've made it public - should that do it?
by householder
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Photos of Borobudur
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Photos of Borobudur

Hi all, Been quiet on here for a long time! I'm travelling around a bit and am now at Borobudur. Here are some photos you may enjoy. I highly recommend you visit if you get the chance! https://plus.google.com/photos/112581777209319122768/albums/5723997023675987649?authkey=CJ-Rr6KNvP3nqAE" onclick="w...
by householder
Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Temporary Ordination at Panditarama?
Replies: 12
Views: 2670

Re: Temporary Ordination at Panditarama?

No advice to offer (though I'd like to hear about your experiences, as will be in Myanmar later this year and want to apply for a meditation visa to spend some time at Hse Main Gon, having met with Saydaw U Pandita in August who recommended I do so), but would be curious to know why you'd like to or...
by householder
Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Bouncer/security as Right (Second) Livelihood?
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Bouncer/security as Right (Second) Livelihood?

Thanks for the responses. I think if it was to be ongoing I'd need to reconsider it, but I'll let it run its course.

If you ever want front row views of the kilesas and ignorance in full swing, and a celebration and glorification of sensual indulgence, spend 5 minutes in one of these places.
by householder
Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:58 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Bouncer/security as Right (Second) Livelihood?
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Bouncer/security as Right (Second) Livelihood?

It is naturally ending this year by virtue of my first job work situation changing and intended travel - and also working towards ordination! I've concluded tonight, with some applied mindfulness, that it's a VERY good environment to: a. consider the drawback of sensual pleasures (seeing people look...
by householder
Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist encounters in Portugal
Replies: 26
Views: 5102

Re: Buddhist encounters in Portugal

Ajahn Vajiro is to be the abbot at the monastery, I understand.
by householder
Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Bouncer/security as Right (Second) Livelihood?
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Bouncer/security as Right (Second) Livelihood?

Hi all, This used to be a non-issue but now it is. I've been working security at nightclubs/festivals/events etc. for many years as a second job for extra income. I am now querying whether it is Right Livelihood. Perhaps some of you may be surprised that this issue didn't arise earlier. It did, and ...
by householder
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Facebook users: please note.
Replies: 19
Views: 1974

Re: Facebook users: please note.

Agreed with the poster re using FB on the basis that everything will be public. I apply the 'Twitter' rule of thumb - i.e. that everything will eventually be archived for posterity and publicly available. That informs my posting, which is generally quite banal involving Dhammapada quotes or re-linki...
by householder
Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Burma/Myanmar
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Burma/Myanmar

Right finally got around to posting on here. I'll publicly share my FB album (which is the first time I've ever done it): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10100157826516805.2579907.61400280" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - will tell you far more than I could put in a post. I...