Pa Auk Monastery question.

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eto
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Pa Auk Monastery question.

Post by eto » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:56 am

Has anyone sent time at a Pa Auk monastery outside of the main one in Mawlamyine? if so, how was your experience?

I've spent a month at the centre in Mawlamyine and it was amazing. I am considering ordaination there but was thinking it may be more straight forward say in Thailand or Sri Lanka given visas in those countries seem to be easier to deal with.

Also if there are any monasteries in the world that are equally as wonderful (serious deep practice and well established Sanga etc) as that place, do let me know :)

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Re: Pa Auk Monastery question.

Post by paul » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:29 am

There aren't any monasteries that are as well organized to cater for westerners as Pa Auk, including sponsorship of the visa:
https://www.paaukforestmonastery.org/at-mawlamyine

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Re: Pa Auk Monastery question.

Post by WorldTraveller » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:15 pm

paul wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:29 am
There aren't any monasteries that are as well organized to cater for westerners as Pa Auk, including sponsorship of the visa:
https://www.paaukforestmonastery.org/at-mawlamyine
That is true. if one is really into the Pa Auk Method, the place will provide the best situation relatively to others. Pa Auk also has internal politics and incidents, but the Sayadaw is a perfectionist and manages not to let such incidents disturb the daily flow of the monastery. Some foreign monks used to nag about the food, but you have to inquire about it from a recent visitor.
“Do not go by oral tradition, by lineage of teaching, by hearsay, by a canonical tradition, by logical reasoning, by inferential reasoning, by reasoned cogitation, by the acceptance of a view after pondering it, by the seeming competence of a speaker, or because you think: ‘The ascetic is our guru.’”
- Kālāma-sutta

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