New forest monastery in Norway

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Re: New forest monastery in Norway

Post by gavesako » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:03 pm

Introducing Ajahn Kalyano

Skiptvet Forest Monastery has now been established, and we are fortunate to have Ajahn Kalyano as Senior Monk at our Monastery.

Ajahn Kalyāno was born in Hitchin in 1961. He has been a practicing Buddhist since he was 17. He began visiting Amaravati in the 1980’s. As a layman his path of practice and enquiry led him to work in hospitals for nearly twenty years specialising in neurological rehabilitation and learning disabilities as a Clinical Psychologist, Physiotherapist and T’ai chi teacher. He has a particular interest in exploring the relationship between body and mind. He took full ordination at Chithurst Monastery in 1995 and has since travelled to Italy, Thailand and Australia.

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Re: New forest monastery in Norway

Post by mihai » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:57 pm

Thank you for this post. It's very nice to some news regarding 2 of my dearest monastic persons I had the honor to encounter (Aj. Kalyano and Ajahn Jinavamso). Greetings from Romania to all.

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Re: New forest monastery in Norway

Post by Javi » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:51 am

Greetings Mihai!

What's the state of the dhamma in Romania?
Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā — All things decay and disappoint, it is through vigilance that you succeed — Mahāparinibbāna Sutta

Self-taught poverty is a help toward philosophy, for the things which philosophy attempts to teach by reasoning, poverty forces us to practice. — Diogenes of Sinope

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Re: New forest monastery in Norway

Post by gavesako » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:27 pm

This was Magha Puja ceremony with a snow stupa in Norway:

https://youtu.be/VQjq41sb6Dg
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Re: New forest monastery in Norway

Post by gavesako » Wed May 31, 2017 3:00 pm

Relics enshrining ceremony at the stupa with LP Liem (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_hxCKpkkH8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_PBjbOoaEU
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Re: New forest monastery in Norway

Post by gavesako » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:05 pm

Pabbajjā ordination of Sāmanera Titthankaro on Āsālha Pūjā 2017 at Skiptvet Buddhist monastery Norway
พิธีบรรพชาสามเณรรูปแรกของวัดโลกุตตรวิหาร

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Re: New forest monastery in Norway

Post by cjmacie » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:27 pm

gavesako wrote:Pabbajjā ordination of Sāmanera Titthankaro on Āsālha Pūjā 2017 at Skiptvet Buddhist monastery Norway
พิธีบรรพชาสามเณรรูปแรกของวัดโลกุตตรวิหาร...
I thought I'd heard that it takes 5 monks to ordain -- not so, or not a rigid rule?

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Re: New forest monastery in Norway

Post by Dhammanando » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:39 pm

cjmacie wrote:I thought I'd heard that it takes 5 monks to ordain -- not so, or not a rigid rule?
For a sāmaṇera ordination only one is required, the preceptor.

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Re: New forest monastery in Norway

Post by gavesako » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:38 am

แกะรอยธรรม ตามรายทาง (Thai book by Ajahn Jundee - Norway 2017)

Travelogue with photos of the European trip by LP Liem and Ajahn Jundee in May-June 2017 visiting monasteries in England, Portugal, Italy and Norway.

เป็นหนังสือธรรมะที่หลวงพ่อจันดี กันตสาโร ได้เขียนเกี่ยวกับการมาทริปยุโรปกับหลวงพ่อเลี่ยม เมื่อช่วงซัมเมอร์ที่ผ่านมา ปี2017 นี้เอง

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Complete PDF book:
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Re: New forest monastery in Norway

Post by gavesako » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:20 am

Lokuttara Vihara - Skiptvet Skogskloster TV interview




Kapitler 6. Skogsklosteret i Skiptvet (8:00 - 10:25)

https://tv.nrk.no/serie/distriktsnyhete ... 017#t=8m1s


NRK Norwegian TV came to make a short 2-minute video about Lokuttara Vihara.


The forest outside of Meiribyen Skiptvet is the location of the only Buddhist forest monastery in Norway. The monks are not allowed to earn or handle money or do cooking, they are totally dependent on alms to survive.

(monks come walking)
Forest monks doing their traditional walk with their alms bowls on their way to receive the daily almsfood.
Ole Henry has come here from Sarpsborg to feed his Buddhist friends which he does several times each week.

Ole Henry: I am participating in the daily pindapata where the monks walk around and receive the food offerings.

This Buddhist forest monastery, which is the only one of its kind in the Nordic countries, was established in Skiptvet two years ago. Here the monks are living an ascetic life of celibacy. They are not allowed to earn or handle money, not allowed to own anything, to get clothing or food for themselves or to cook food. Everything is based on gifts and voluntary work from good helpers.

Ajahn Kalyano: This is to allow us to focus in on the practice of meditation. And then with what we learn from that we offer to others as a way of gaining a living, but we don't actually charge for anything we do.

Jonatan is 32 years old and (something between) half layperson and half monk.

Jonatan: Then we have those meditation cushions.

He gave up his life with a stable job and a girlfriend in Gothenburg and found the inner peace he was searching for here.

Jonatan: It was like a calling to search for this inner peace instead of the outer more material peace.

For the monks who belong to the Thai forest tradition the closeness to nature is important. The monastery offers free stay for all that wish for peace and quiet.
The monks are from England, Czech Republic, France and Sweden and feel that they have been well received by the local population in Skiptvet.

Samanera Titthankaro: In the beginning we sure looked a bit odd when we first came, but everyone's really friendly, it is very pleasant and a good atmosphere in Skiptvet.

http://skiptvet.skogskloster.no
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