Ajahn Chah tradition community in Hong Kong

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HereAndNow
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Ajahn Chah tradition community in Hong Kong

Post by HereAndNow » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:39 am

I have been in Hong Kong for a year, moved here from London. I used to go to Amaravati, and have the support of the community there. I'm currently looking for a group of people who practice within the Ajahn Chah tradition, such as Ajahn Sumedho, Ajahn Jayasaro, Ajahn Pasanno teachings... and also a meditation group. Any places people know? Your help is very much appreciated.

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Re: Ajahn Chah tradition community in Hong Kong

Post by pilgrim » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:08 am

Pls see:

http://www.bodhinyana.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.hktheravada.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.buddhistdoor.com/ajahnbrahm/index_eng.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Ajahn Chah tradition community in Hong Kong

Post by cooran » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:14 am

Hello HereAndNow,

It may be worthwhile investigating these groups in Hong Kong:

http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/search.ph ... =theravada" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Ajahn Chah tradition community in Hong Kong

Post by A fool from HK » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:23 am

I think the The Hong Kong Theravada Meditation Society has the closest relationship with Ajahn Chah tradition. But the spritual leader had passed away since 2011:
http://www.hktheravada.org/enaboutus_sub3.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
There are lay people joining group meditation regularly. Occasionally, some mocks may go to that place to teach but not very frequenctly.

The other place I know is Wat Mekadhamwanaram which is Ajahn Jumnien's tradition. But the mocks dose not speak English.

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Re: Ajahn Chah tradition community in Hong Kong

Post by mikenz66 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:42 am

I am sorry to hear that Ven Samahito has passed away. I spent 2007 attending that group and enjoyed interacting with Ven Samahito.

Please pass on my regards to the group. Om sure they will remember me as i was the only westerner at that time.

:anjali:
Mike

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Re: Ajahn Chah tradition community in Hong Kong

Post by A fool from HK » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:07 am

Hi Mike,

I join the group for a short period of time around Feb-2014. I don't even have a chance to meet Ven Samahito :cry:
I have not joined them for a while so I may not able to pass on your regards to the group. But you can leave some message on the face book(in fact the web page of The Hong Kong Theravada Meditation Society is not updated): https://www.facebook.com/HongKongTherav ... ty?fref=nf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Sorry it is Chinese Language only.

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Re: Ajahn Chah tradition community in Hong Kong

Post by A fool from HK » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:15 am

And the post on 24-Dec-2014 (2014年12月24日) of the FB page above is talking about "doing meaningful activities for the memorial day of Ven Samahito 24-Feb-2015"
Those activities in general are practicing the dhamma like meditation and dana.

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Re: Ajahn Chah tradition community in Hong Kong

Post by mikenz66 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:39 am

A fool from HK wrote:Hi Mike,

I join the group for a short period of time around Feb-2014. I don't even have a chance to meet Ven Samahito :cry:
I have not joined them for a while so I may not able to pass on your regards to the group. But you can leave some message on the face book(in fact the web page of The Hong Kong Theravada Meditation Society is not updated): https://www.facebook.com/HongKongTherav ... ty?fref=nf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Sorry it is Chinese Language only.
OK, thank you!

Visiting that group convinced me of the usefulness of chanting in Pali, rather than one's native language. They had Pali books with Chinese translation and I had my Pali-English book, so there was no problem. We did about an hour of chanting, including the evening chant, then sat for an hour, then had some discussion (mostly in Cantonese...). I recall that we had Ajahn Brahm visit us at the end of a weekend of talks and a one-day retreat.

:anjali:
Mike

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