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sasha
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Hello Dhamma Wheel

Post by sasha » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:14 am

Hi everyone

I came across this forum while looking up info on Na Uyana. I've been meditating for six years in Goenka tradition and recently started thinking about going to either a Myanmar or Sri Lanka monastery to do a year or so of practice. Na Uyana looked good till I read piano piano's post about food in Sri Lanka. I spent about a year working with monks in rural West Bengal so I know what he means. If anyone has first hand knowledge of a good Vipassana monastery in either of those countries, please let me know. I am not looking for anything fancy, most important is the quality of instruction and it would be good if I don't have to drop 30 kilos by the end of my stay.

Thanks so much!

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Re: Hello Dhamma Wheel

Post by mikenz66 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:21 am

Welcome Sasha!

:anjali:
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Post by bodom » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:07 pm

Welcome Sasha!

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Post by Virgo » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:29 pm

hello, and welcome. :namaste:

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Post by DNS » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:32 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:28 pm

Welcome to DW Sasha!
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Post by retrofuturist » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:41 am

Greetings Sasha,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Post by cooran » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:40 am

Welcome! :group:

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Post by Buddhistboy » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:56 pm

Dear Sasha,

Nice to meet you. Great to hear that you are interested in Vipassana.

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Post by Dharmagirl » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:19 pm

Namaste,

Nice to meet you Sasha.

In metta,
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Re: Hello Dhamma Wheel

Post by ArkA » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:13 pm

sasha wrote:Hi everyone

I came across this forum while looking up info on Na Uyana. I've been meditating for six years in Goenka tradition and recently started thinking about going to either a Myanmar or Sri Lanka monastery to do a year or so of practice. Na Uyana looked good till I read piano piano's post about food in Sri Lanka. I spent about a year working with monks in rural West Bengal so I know what he means. If anyone has first hand knowledge of a good Vipassana monastery in either of those countries, please let me know. I am not looking for anything fancy, most important is the quality of instruction and it would be good if I don't have to drop 30 kilos by the end of my stay.

Thanks so much!
Hi Sasha, since you mentioned Na Uyana and Goenka tradition, I suggest you to read page 82 here. It's like matter and anti-matter.

May you be well and happy! :)
I'll restart my yearlong meditation retreat on 15th June 2014, hence will not be here.

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