Student Of The Path

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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Post by jagodage » Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:40 am

Dear Samanera Jayantha

I am delighted to read your Seclusion.Thanks for Ajhan Bram's Ajhan mosquitoes.It emphasis how to face a barrier as a teacher of Dhamma(importance of Patience,Dana and Metta).

I see that planning and practice are two different concepts. The gradual stepping down from digital environment to seclusion try to achieve Noble Silence.

Now you ask what do I mean by life of brahamachari and samanera's. I mean that what are the Vinaya rules in samanera's life that differ from a brahamachari's. Being a brahamachari at first how do you look up the samanera life. It is very educating as well as good experience to read your experience of seclusion.


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Post by Bhikkhu_Jayasara » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:44 pm

This weekend was an amazing experience for me. I had done a Dhamma talk before but this was my first direct meditation teaching experience. It felt a lot like a coming full circle. All the years of me going to retreats and learning meditation from monastics and here I was guiding new practitioners in how to do walking meditation and metta meditation.

Not only the experience, but the response from people who said how these two favorite practices of mine really effected them, was extremely rewarding and fulfilling to me. Probably more fulfilling then anything else I've ever done, because I helped introduce them the tools they can use to create happier and more content lives for themselves, and that makes it all worth it.

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Re: Student Of The Path

Post by SarathW » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:26 am

Good instructions.
The video effect would have increased if you could show the closer look at how lifting, moving, lowering and placing the foot is carried out and the importance of keeping both feet on the ground before proceed to next step.
I understand that you do not have a professional video man to all those things.
As a side note, I keep my hands in Anjali :anjali: position when I do walking meditation.
This help me to make sure that I do not move my hands when walk.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Post by Bhikkhu_Jayasara » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:42 am

SarathW wrote:Good instructions.
The video effect would have increased if you could show the closer look at how lifting, moving, lowering and placing the foot is carried out and the importance of keeping both feet on the ground before proceed to next step.
I understand that you do not have a professional video man to all those things.
As a side note, I keep my hands in Anjali :anjali: position when I do walking meditation.
This help me to make sure that I do not move my hands when walk.

I will actually be making a walking meditation video with exactly how you describe, closer views of the feet etc.

With this I recorded it more to analyze and see what I did right and wrong so I learn from my experience and do better in the future. if it's good enough I make it public. I posted this here specifically because it was the first time I really had the chance to teach at a retreat so I think it fit within the framework of my journey.
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Re: Student Of The Path

Post by Bhikkhu_Jayasara » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:39 pm

A talk I gave to college students and beginner meditators entitled "Right Effort and Right Attitude: what it takes to be a successful meditator."




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Re: Student Of The Path

Post by SarathW » Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:25 am

Good Dhamma lessons.
The following discussion may have some interest to you.

The destruction of lust, the destruction of hatred, the destruction of delusion: this, friend, is called Nibbana?


http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... 4993&hilit" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by Bhikkhu_Jayasara » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:50 pm

Latest blog regarding my experience as a monastic so far and my upcoming higher ordination to Bhikkhu

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Re: Student Of The Path

Post by Bhikkhu_Jayasara » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:31 pm

Exactly a month from today I will be taking my Upasampadā(higher ordination to Bhikkhu) ... the almost 7 year "journey into homelessness" is nearly complete.

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Post by SarathW » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:55 pm

This is some think like looking at someone's wedding album!
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Re: Student Of The Path

Post by Bhikkhu_Jayasara » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:46 pm



One week to go
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Re: Student Of The Path

Post by befriend » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:57 am

awesome answers in the Q and A video, great job. sadhu. :anjali:
Take care of mindfulness and mindfulness will take care of you.

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Re: Student Of The Path

Post by Bhikkhu_Jayasara » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:46 am

Had my Upasampadā today, I am now Bhikkhu Jayasāra. It's been a long road since about 2010, but i've come to the end... and yet just the beginning.


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Re: Student Of The Path

Post by mikenz66 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:15 am

Sadhu!

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Re: Student Of The Path

Post by Polar Bear » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:20 am

Jayantha-NJ wrote:Had my Upasampadā today, I am now Bhikkhu Jayasāra. It's been a long road since about 2010, but i've come to the end... and yet just the beginning.
Sādhu! May you realize the unexcelled state of sublime peace on this noble quest of yours. :bow:

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"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: Student Of The Path

Post by SarathW » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:36 am

Had my Upasampadā today, I am now Bhikkhu Jayasāra. It's been a long road since about 2010, but i've come to the end... and yet just the beginning.
Sadhu!
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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