Ordination as a Theravada monk in india

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Ordination as a Theravada monk in india

Post by Srinivas » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:37 pm

I am Srinivas . I am practicing meditation for 4 years and buddhism for about 2 years. I am very determined to become a theravada monk. I would like to know if there any good monasteries in india that follow theravada .I am also open to join any monastery in thailand or srilanka.

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Post by cooran » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:46 pm

Hello Srinivas,

This website might be a start. The information includes Theravada and other traditions.

How can someone become a Buddhist monk in India
http://www.quora.com/How-can-someone-be ... k-in-India" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by DNS » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:34 pm

That's great that you are looking into ordination in India. I don't think I'll ordain but if I did, I would also want to do it in India, most likely Bodh Gaya. A friend of mine, Ven. Dhammika ordained in Bodh Gaya. Perhaps check with the monastery you would like to ordain to in Thailand or Sri Lanka and they might have some suggestions or might even fly out to India to ordain you.

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Post by pilgrim » Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:02 am

I've heard good reports about Mahabodhi Bangalore, the organisation founded by the late scholar Ven Buddharakkita.
http://www.mahabodhi.info/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Srinivas » Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:13 pm

Thanks for your reply everyone , but is there any monastery with theravada forest tradition in india.

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Post by Bakmoon » Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:52 pm

Srinivas wrote:Thanks for your reply everyone , but is there any monastery with theravada forest tradition in india.
Not to my knowledge. By the way, what forest tradition are you talking about? Thai Forest Tradition? Or Sri Lankan Forest Tradition? Thai Forest Tradition is more well known.
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Post by Srinivas » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:25 am

Bakmoon wrote:
Srinivas wrote:Thanks for your reply everyone , but is there any monastery with theravada forest tradition in india.
Not to my knowledge. By the way, what forest tradition are you talking about? Thai Forest Tradition? Or Sri Lankan Forest Tradition? Thai Forest Tradition is more well known.
Thai forest tradition is my first preference. I want to become a monk as soon as possible but my parents want me study for some time before ordaining.The problem is i dont have enough money to visit thailand and stay there and that is the reason i have to study and earn for a while. If there is any good theravada monastery in india, i can visit and be ordained because i live in inida and i dont have to wait any more.

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Post by pilgrim » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:32 am

India is a big country and you didn't say which part you are in but have you considered Sri Lanka? It has a number of reputable forest monasteries and the culture and food may be more familiar.

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Post by Swapnilbarmase » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:59 pm

Dear Srinivas,
First of all, congratulations on your decision, the first and perhaps the most difficult step towards Nibbana.

My team and I are working on bringing the Thai Forest Tradition of Arhant Ajahn Mun and Ajahn Maha Boowa to India. Ajahn Martin Piyadhammo, a direct disciple of Ajahn Mun, will be our preceptor and guide.
The first step of the project is we need to go to Thailand and stay with Ajahn Martin in order to know the forest tradition, experience how it is, and learn about the tradition. The Upasakas will come back and work on the building, while those who wish to ordain must stay with Ajahn and practice under his guidance (work on the mind) till we have the basic residential facilities available (such as buying and registering land, getting electricity, water, road, kutis, and of course etc. and collecting funds for all this, which will take some time). We are about 5 guys who will be ordaining and a team of about 20 Upasakas (we all are educated, have jobs, some of us are IITans or have PhD's from abroad, so we are serious people and it's a serious project). If you are not ordained already and if wish to join, PM me here (https://www.facebook.com/swapnil.barmase). About finances for traveling to Thailand, if you can manage then best otherwise our trust can manage something.

Mangal metta!

P.S. The monastery will be built in Nagpur (near the Tiger forest reserves near Parshivni area; The reason for selecting Nagpur is 1) it is the center of Theravada Buddhist population in India, 2) Deeksha Bhoomi where Dr. Ambedkar converted half a million people to Buddhism is also here, 3) it is the center of India geographically and hence easy to reach from any corner of the country, 4) lastly, historically Nagpur has been the center of Buddhism, with a number of great Arhants such as Nagarjuna having lived and taught here, recent excavations by Archeological survey of India have unearthed a number of sites with relics of great Arahants) and our site is very close to that site in Parshivni area.

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Post by Chula » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:42 am

Swapnilbarmase wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:59 pm
Ajahn Martin Piyadhammo, a direct disciple of Ajahn Mun, will be our preceptor and guide.
I guess you meant to say direct disciple of Ajahn Maha Boowa.

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Post by surajjd22 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:19 pm

Is there time line, when it will be completed,

I am significantly new in vipassana as I am doing it since last 6 months seriously ,and looking forward to spend some time in sangha,
As Theravada Buddhism supports temporary monastic life for "Sansarik Person", I could be wrong, but if there is any way to be the monk for a month,It will really help not to achieve nirvana in every case but to live satisfied life at list.

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Re: Ordination as a Theravada monk in india

Post by surajjd22 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:21 pm

Swapnilbarmase wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:59 pm
Dear Srinivas,
First of all, congratulations on your decision, the first and perhaps the most difficult step towards Nibbana.

My team and I are working on bringing the Thai Forest Tradition of Arhant Ajahn Mun and Ajahn Maha Boowa to India. Ajahn Martin Piyadhammo, a direct disciple of Ajahn Mun, will be our preceptor and guide.
The first step of the project is we need to go to Thailand and stay with Ajahn Martin in order to know the forest tradition, experience how it is, and learn about the tradition. The Upasakas will come back and work on the building, while those who wish to ordain must stay with Ajahn and practice under his guidance (work on the mind) till we have the basic residential facilities available (such as buying and registering land, getting electricity, water, road, kutis, and of course etc. and collecting funds for all this, which will take some time). We are about 5 guys who will be ordaining and a team of about 20 Upasakas (we all are educated, have jobs, some of us are IITans or have PhD's from abroad, so we are serious people and it's a serious project). If you are not ordained already and if wish to join, PM me here (https://www.facebook.com/swapnil.barmase). About finances for traveling to Thailand, if you can manage then best otherwise our trust can manage something.

Mangal metta!

P.S. The monastery will be built in Nagpur (near the Tiger forest reserves near Parshivni area; The reason for selecting Nagpur is 1) it is the center of Theravada Buddhist population in India, 2) Deeksha Bhoomi where Dr. Ambedkar converted half a million people to Buddhism is also here, 3) it is the center of India geographically and hence easy to reach from any corner of the country, 4) lastly, historically Nagpur has been the center of Buddhism, with a number of great Arhants such as Nagarjuna having lived and taught here, recent excavations by Archeological survey of India have unearthed a number of sites with relics of great Arahants) and our site is very close to that site in Parshivni area.
Is there any time line when it will be completed,

I am significantly new in vipassana as I am doing it since last 6 months seriously ,and looking forward to spend some time in sangha,
As Theravada Buddhism supports temporary monastic life for "Sansarik Person", I could be wrong but if there is any option to be a monk for month,It will really help them not to achieve nirvana in very case but to live satisfied life

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