Search found 154 matches

by forestmat
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven Phra Archan Sanong Katapunyo passed away
Replies: 0
Views: 570

Ven Phra Archan Sanong Katapunyo passed away

Sorry to hear Ven Phra Archan Sanong Katapunyo passed away on Aug 24th aged just 68 years old - a great teacher and practitioner of the Dhamma.

Photos on this Facebook page show some of the funeral rites.

http://on.fb.me/MUyz6h

with more details here:

http://on.fb.me/RhwFgo
by forestmat
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Ajahn Brahm in Norway juli 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1259

Re: Ajahn Brahm in Norway juli 2012

The Norwegians must have a lot of merit - congratulations!

I am sure Ajahn Brahmavamso will give a great talk and be an inspiration to you all.

Metta

forestmat
by forestmat
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism in Phuket
Replies: 31
Views: 3632

Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Hi Retro -

never been to Phuket myself, but there is a reasonable blog here by Jamie Monk on "Phuket Temples and Shrines"

http://jamie-monk.blogspot.com/2006/06/ ... huket.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta

forestmat
by forestmat
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Big bang Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 1586

Re: Big bang Buddhism

Cittasanto wrote: I have not seen the video, nor intend to, though so would not say he is or isn't.
Curious, what stops you from watching the video?

Metta

forestmat
by forestmat
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:28 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Thailand Floods
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: Thailand Floods

forestmat, What do you think the Loi Khratoong celebration will be like this year....this year it is Nov 10th....in just two days... chownah I think it's cancelled in Bangkok (officially anyway) but heard that Chiang Mai will go ahead as normal. Bear in mind the 9th/10th is the next high tide too f...
by forestmat
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:25 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Thailand Floods
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: Thailand Floods

Hello forestmat, I am so sorry to hear and see of the flooding of your home. Queensland had floods at the beginning of this year, with friends of mine losing their homes and insurance companies refusing on technical grounds to pay them anything. The clean-up, when it came, saw many many volunteers ...
by forestmat
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Thailand Floods
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: Thailand Floods

forestmat, I am so sorry that you, your family, and neighbors are suffering. How can we help? metta, sattva Many thanks for your kind wishes... Practicing Dhamma is the only way I can see will help - Looks like this will be prolonged flooding because the water has nowhere to go - estimates between ...
by forestmat
Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Thailand Floods
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Thailand Floods

Like many in the country, my family and I have been forced out of our home which is now completely flooded with as much as two metres of filthy, stinking, toxic floodwater. Although the centre of the city is still dry, much of the Northern and Western suburbs (our area) are suffering badly. Trying t...
by forestmat
Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: A portrait of a dysfunctional family
Replies: 2
Views: 364

A portrait of a dysfunctional family

A portrait of a dysfunctional family "The Culture Ministry wants to ban the use of Buddha images and religious motifs for commercial purposes to stop the tattooing of these images on the pale, pinkish skin of Western tourists..." Via The Bangkok Post: http://t.co/4HG2a3s" onclick="window.open(this....
by forestmat
Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thailand: Buddhism embroiled in a volatile mix
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Thailand: Buddhism embroiled in a volatile mix

cooran wrote:Hello forestmat,

What are your thoughts on this topic?

with metta
Chris
Hi Cooran,

well Thailand is going through a tricky stage in its history...

There is much that we can't speak about openly, although it is sad to see monks involved in politics.

Metta

forestmat
by forestmat
Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thailand: Buddhism embroiled in a volatile mix
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Thailand: Buddhism embroiled in a volatile mix

Buddhism embroiled in a volatile mix Asia Times Online article: BANGKOK - Thailand's community of Buddhist monks, the Sangha, has traditionally occupied a ubiquitous and hallowed place in Thai society. However, globalization and decades of rapid economic development have challenged the Sangha's tra...
by forestmat
Mon May 16, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thailand - Buddhist monks killed on eve of Vesak
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Thailand - Buddhist monks killed on eve of Vesak

Two Buddhist monks became the latest victims of terrorism this morning whilst being driven by soldiers to collect almsfood in Yala province in southern Thailand.

The Nation carries a report here: 2 Buddhist monks killed in Yala bomb attack http://t.co/yZ7pDda

forestmat
by forestmat
Fri May 06, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thailand: Low status of Buddhist nuns
Replies: 6
Views: 1466

Re: Thailand: Low status of Buddhist nuns

An interesting read from a Bangkok Post article today, 6th May 2011. Rather than taking interest in what the gutter press writes, it would be much better to find something interesting to read in the translations of the Tipitaka, or, even better, if you have time, learn to read the original Pāli. If...
by forestmat
Fri May 06, 2011 4:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thailand: Low status of Buddhist nuns
Replies: 6
Views: 1466

Re: Thailand: Low status of Buddhist nuns

In the first place, since when are maechis 'nuns' as per the Patimokkha? Hence, what is 'status'? :thinking: ...merchants of superstition Til this day, my mom harbours the view of them (some) being 'robed sorcerers' ... and in my part of the world, it's not without basis... The term Mae Chee is oft...
by forestmat
Fri May 06, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thailand: Low status of Buddhist nuns
Replies: 6
Views: 1466

Thailand: Low status of Buddhist nuns

An interesting read from a Bangkok Post article today, 6th May 2011. http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/235551/low-status-of-buddhist-nuns The same week this outrageous, white-robed and shaven-headed mae chee or nun was silenced on grounds of offending public decency and abusing Buddhist tea...