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by bodhabill
Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 155895

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Hi David

Signed at #260 on page 6

With Metta
Bill
by bodhabill
Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:44 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 155895

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Hi Manapa what am I finding unbelievable? here is a clue of how to look remove the Bhikkhunis from the eqsasion Well I'm at a loss The entire debate is around the Bhikkhuni ordination: Did Ajahm Brahm and Bhante Sujato do the right thing? Did the Thai and UK Sangha do the right thing? Should Bhikkhu...
by bodhabill
Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 155895

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Hi Manapa Sujato is unbelevable. Brahm has remained quiet but is far from without fault. now they hope to force the WPP monastery to forgive them by making their generosity known, like they have made their supperior morality well known (or sujato has)! didn't occure to them that the Ajahns concerned...
by bodhabill
Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 155895

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

by David N. Snyder » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:55 pm mikenz66 wrote: I tend to agree with Chris. This is my worst fear with this issue, that it becomes one-dimensional, two camps: * You're for Bhikkhunis right now or you're sexist and obstructive. * You're upholding the purity of the Sangha or you're schi...
by bodhabill
Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 155895

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Hi Manapa I'm confused, you say that the Thai Sangha ... is known for its strict interpretation of the vinaya , yet in a question to you previously regarding the Five Point rules for Siladharas in the UK you advised that the Buddha didn't set this body up If the Vinaya is followed so strictly how co...
by bodhabill
Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 155895

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Chris bodhabill said: I wait for your response,in the meantime may I remind you of the Buddha's Eightfold Path and in particular Right Speech As such I again request again that respect be shown to all, its a little thing but it really sorts out how is living a Dhamma life and who is not Isn't that a...
by bodhabill
Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 155895

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Chris Hello Anders, It is kind of you, as a Zen practitioner, to have an interest in this matter ~ but probably it is not seen as helpful. This is a question of Theravada Vinaya, and actions by a Senior Thera that some have taken exception to. The actions not the person. It is not about equality of ...
by bodhabill
Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 155895

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Manapa I'll send you a PM in a little while on this point, as I am more than aware that my views on these two could be igniive andthe fewer involved less likely for fuel to be added. hus was it said and in what context was it said? true we do not have to put up with or accept disrespect but what do ...
by bodhabill
Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 155895

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Manapa this is similare to his advice to Ajahn Sumedho about being an Abbot & setting up monasteries Could you please help me understand the Five Point rules implemented by Ajahn Sumedho and the UK Sangha for the Siladhara community there I would also appreciate it if you could help me in understand...
by bodhabill
Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 155895

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Hi All I think respect to each others teachers is very important and the debate should not degenerate into school yard bullying and name calling That said I am offended that my teachers Ajahn Brahm and Bhante Sujato are not being shown the correct respect by certain members of this group With Metta ...
by bodhabill
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 155895

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Hi Renegade For some time now, Ajahns Brahm & Sujato have behaved & taught in ways not in tune with the ways, teachings & emphasis of Ajahn Chah. Jhanas, rebirth, reincarnation, psychic powers, seeing past lives & so forth, have been the emphasis of these monks Funny, I thought the Buddha taught mos...
by bodhabill
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 155895

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Hi David
David thank you letting all interested of Bhikkhu Bodhi's support to the Bhikkhuni Ordination http://www.supportbhikkhunis.org/ and thank you for your letter at the same site regarding the history of the Bhikkhuni ordinations

With Metta
Bill
by bodhabill
Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 155895

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination

Hi Mike My understanding is that Santi has no affiliation with Wat Pah Pong but is strongly linked to Bodhinyana Monastery in Perth A link from the Santi website may help http://santifm1.0.googlepages.com/history Thank you for your help in posting the link http://sujato.wordpress.com/ which has addi...
by bodhabill
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:30 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 155895

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination

Hi Mike

Link is http://santifm1.0.googlepages.com/, the homepage of Bhante Sujato and Santi Forest Monastery

With Metta
Bill
by bodhabill
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:12 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 155895

Bhikkhuni Ordination

It is with immense joy that it has been annouced that the first Bhikkhuni Ordination in Australia in the Theravadin tradition in full accordance with the Pali Vinaya was held in Perth on October 22nd at Bodhinyana Monastery It is with sadness that on Sunday 1 November at Wat Pah Pong (the head monas...