Wat Pa Ratanawan contact

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maxtran2711
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Wat Pa Ratanawan contact

Post by maxtran2711 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:59 am

Hello all,

Does any of you know how to contact this monastery in Thailand (email or whatever)? I am a Vietnamese monk and would love to stay in this temple by Ajahn Nyadhammo to practice. Do you know if they accept new monks to stay for months? Is Ajahn Sumedho still here?

Thank you very much,
Vimuttacitta

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Re: Wat Pa Ratanawan contact

Post by ryanM » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:26 am

I searched for ‘wat pa ratanawan’ on google and got a hit for a DW thread. I’d recommend giving it a read. Also, it looks like from a description on forestsangha.com that it’s typically a place for monks who ‘have some experience’. Hopefully this is of at least some help to you.

With care,

Ryan
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Re: Wat Pa Ratanawan contact

Post by paul » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:38 am

Wat Ratanawan is part of the network of Thai monasteries affiliated with Wat Pah Nanachat. Ajahn Nyanadhammo is an Australian monk.

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Re: Wat Pa Ratanawan contact

Post by arpansharma1 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:03 pm

The email address is watratanawan@gmail.com .
Please send an email with your query. Usually a prompt response can be expected.
Arpan Sharma

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Re: Wat Pa Ratanawan contact

Post by maxtran2711 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:03 am

Thank you for the email. I wrote 4 days ago but still no reply yet. Hopefully they will reply or else will be a bit abrupt to just show up? Also, I am also looking for a temple not only doing meditation but also teaching Buddhism study. Is there any in Thailand or one should go to study in university like Mahachulalongkorn? There are a few temples in Burma training monks like this but so far in Thailand forest temple, they practice mainly. I am looking in the combined way.

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Re: Wat Pa Ratanawan contact

Post by paul » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:11 am

Usually there is a distinction drawn between the scholar monk and the forest meditation monk. I suppose you know about Pa Auk forest monastery in Burma, which offers comprehensive meditation training.
International Buddhist College, Thailand. Note that there is also a Nakon Ratchasima campus:
http://ibc.ac.th/en/about/contactus

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Re: Wat Pa Ratanawan contact

Post by maxtran2711 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:42 pm

Sorry I mean a temple also offer Sutta study or discussion among monks, not necessarily scholarly research. Bodhiyana monastery from Ajahn Brahm does that and also associate with lots of meditation sessions but I wonder if any in Thailand does the same. Perhaps Wat Pa Nanachat? Thank you.

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Re: Wat Pa Ratanawan contact

Post by paul » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:20 pm

Once you become part of the Wat Pah Nanachat system then you lose your independence. But if you are in a situation, for example outside western culture, where you would benefit from the kind of support and knowledge that it brings, then doing so would be a positive step.

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