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by pilgrim
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Expulsion of Ajahn Brahm from the FSN
Replies: 14
Views: 5083

Re: The Expulsion of Ajahn Brahm from the FSN

How does this impact the monks ordained or training in Bodhinyana? Are they still part of the WPP sangha and allowed to stay at their monasteries? Will monks from WPP monasteries be allowed by their abbots to stay at Bodhinyana? How does this influence the intentions of those who aspire to ordain in...
by pilgrim
Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 185926

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Ajahn Chandako, in his letter, says: ""If the ordination had been independent of Bodhinyana Monastery, Ajahn Brahm would not have been able to take credit for it. Many people I have spoken to think that what was most important to Ajahns Brahm and Sujato was that they go down in history as the ones w...
by pilgrim
Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso
Replies: 566
Views: 185926

Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination performed - by Ajahn Brahmavamso

While I support the bhikkhuni ordination, I can't help but be dissapointed at the turn of events. Why didn't Ajahn Brahm wait until this matter was discussed at the WAM in December? Did Wat Pah Pong advise AB that this punitive action is a possible consequence? I'm aware that we do not know the whol...
by pilgrim
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism in Africa
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

Re: Buddhism in Africa

Native African Theravada monks are rare but the the Ugandan Ven Buddharakkhita is not the only one. In South Africa there is a Burmese run vihara, Dhammodaya Myanmar Vihara ( under Chanmyay Sayadaw) with 2 African monks. One of them is Ven Nandodaya who may be more senior in vassa then Ven Buddharak...
by pilgrim
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Monks...
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Re: Monks...

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by pilgrim
Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another refugee
Replies: 12
Views: 1467

Re: Another refugee

Got on the boat a few days ago. Withdrawal symptoms still persist.
by pilgrim
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: uh......your logo, its Vajrayana
Replies: 14
Views: 3451

Re: uh......your logo, its Vajrayana

Greetings Tilt, I mean do they describe what it looks like. Apologies if my choice of words was a little misleading. Metta, Retro. :) AFAIK, the suttas did not suggest any symbol for the Sasana. After the Buddha's passing, artwork which wanted to depict the Buddha used symbols such as the Bodhi tre...
by pilgrim
Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: uh......your logo, its Vajrayana
Replies: 14
Views: 3451

Re: uh......your logo, its Vajrayana

It looks like a Captain's Wheel to me. How would a wheel like that actually roll along the ground with the spokes sticking out? I guess to a modern "western" Buddhist, a Vajrayana wheel is no different from another. But over in the east, these symbols are recognised for what they are. Mind you, I'm...
by pilgrim
Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: uh......your logo, its Vajrayana
Replies: 14
Views: 3451

uh......your logo, its Vajrayana

This may not be important but the Dhamma wheel logo you are using is a distinctly Vajrayana one. See those 3 legs in the hub? That depicts the 3 turnings of the Dharma. You'll find cakras with this hub in Tibetan Buddhism but not in Theravada.