The Novice's Training

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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The Novice's Training

Post by Hanzze » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:53 am

Dear friends,

in South east Asia it is usually that young boys join the pagoda life. Some of them are very young but mostly more serious in practice as many adults. They would spend there whole time in the monastrie, serving the monks, cleaning, preparing the food, making the daily procedure for layman. In there "free" time they would chant and learn the suttas, less they would be taught in the meaning of them. The normal way of learning in Asia is observing and reflecting.
No moment more happiness, as if the chief monk tell one that he will be taken as a Sramana when the next ordination will take its happening.

Here is a book with contains the main things for novices:

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with loving kindness
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step"

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: The Novice's Training

Post by mirco » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:01 am


here is a complete PDF of that book in high-def.

Be well, always, Mirco :heart:
"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." - Bhikkhu Anālayo

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Re: The Novice's Training

Post by DanS » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:42 pm

Is the pdf file still available anywhere? RapidShare says the like is dead.
Thank you,

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Re: The Novice's Training

Post by Ytrog » Fri May 20, 2011 4:11 pm

Strange, I could download it normally.

@mirco: Thanks for putting it together. :twothumbsup:


If it still doesn't work. Try it from my dropbox: ... ikkhaa.pdf" onclick=";return false;
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mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments
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