Forest monastery in Boston

Theravāda in the 21st century - modern applications of ancient wisdom

Forest monastery in Boston

Postby pilgrim » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:59 pm

Good news for the Americans. I heard plans are in place for the founding of a monastery near Boston, Massachusetts next year, headed by Ajahn Jayanto.
User avatar
pilgrim
 
Posts: 947
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:56 pm

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:22 pm

I wasn't aware there were forests anywhere near Boston!

Great news though. Do you have any information on said Abbot?
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.
User avatar
LonesomeYogurt
 
Posts: 900
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:24 pm
Location: America

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby pilgrim » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:43 am

Just what is available on google. I just attended a short retreat with him .

Ajahn Jayanto (Chris Bowen) was born in 1967 in Boston, Massachussetts, USA. In 1988 he left university in order to pursue something more meaningful, and within a year had found his way to Amaravati in order to join the monastic community. After eight years training, mostly in the monasteries at Chithurst and Harnham, he spent another eight years in Buddhist countries in Asia, mostly in Thailand. He returned to Britain in order to live at Amaravati in March, 2006.
User avatar
pilgrim
 
Posts: 947
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:56 pm

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:47 am

Ajahn Jayanto is a great person....
won't blow too much smoke up hisXXXX though :)
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
With Metta
Upāsaka Cittasanto
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
User avatar
Cittasanto
 
Posts: 5751
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby cooran » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:44 am

Hello all,

Photo here:
http://www.amaravati.org/about_us/C9/

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---
User avatar
cooran
 
Posts: 7616
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:32 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby befriend » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:44 pm

is this is in the tradition of ajahn chah?
befriend
 
Posts: 794
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:39 am

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:24 pm

befriend wrote:is this is in the tradition of ajahn chah?

Yes, he should still be at Wat Pa Nana Chat
he is a really great guy!
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
With Metta
Upāsaka Cittasanto
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
User avatar
Cittasanto
 
Posts: 5751
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby Fitz » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:35 am

Awesome! I live right by the Boston area. If anyone knows who to contact I'd love to help out! I suppose in the mean time I should try to contact Amaravati?

Thanks for sharing the news.

Metta,
Fitz
Fitz
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:43 pm

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby pilgrim » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:49 pm

Looks like the project is kicking off
http://jetagrove.us/
User avatar
pilgrim
 
Posts: 947
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:56 pm

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:45 pm

LonesomeYogurt wrote:I wasn't aware there were forests anywhere near Boston!


:lol: It must be referring to the tradition, not the trees.

LonesomeYogurt wrote:Great news though.


Sadhu!
User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
 
Posts: 8115
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:54 pm

pilgrim wrote:Looks like the project is kicking off
http://jetagrove.us/

:anjali: :anjali: :anjali:
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
With Metta
Upāsaka Cittasanto
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
User avatar
Cittasanto
 
Posts: 5751
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby pilgrim » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:31 am

Preparations are under way to host Ajahn Jayanto and one or two monks this summer in Boston. The plan is for Jeta Grove to rent – or borrow, if that becomes possible – a property suitable for the monks to stay in for the three-month ‘Vassa’ period this year, from mid-July until late October.

A small search committee has been making enquiries, and they are still looking. If you have any leads or suggestions, feel free to let us know by sending a message using the form on our Contact page.
http://jetagrove.us/updates/
User avatar
pilgrim
 
Posts: 947
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:56 pm

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby Jason » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:10 pm

I really hope this happens. Ajahn Jayanto came through Portland last year while visiting Abhayagiri and the Pacific Hermitage and I was really impressed by him. He talked about this project a little and that it might be a possibility (I think his mother might even be involved with it), and I'm glad to see that it might actually happen.
"Sabbe dhamma nalam abhinivesaya" (AN 7.58).

leaves in the hand (Buddhist-related blog)
leaves in the forest (non-Buddhist related blog)
User avatar
Jason
 
Posts: 469
Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:09 am
Location: Earth

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:48 pm

LonesomeYogurt wrote:I wasn't aware there were forests anywhere near Boston!
It depends upon how you define "near." Much of the eastern and central farm lands of Massachusetts were were quite crappy as farm lands and have now reverted back to wooded areas.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
User avatar
tiltbillings
 
Posts: 19567
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby pilgrim » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:10 am

Latest development: Buddhist monks plan to buy part of Temple farm, build forest monastery
http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/102 ... rt-of.html
User avatar
pilgrim
 
Posts: 947
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:56 pm

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby Sokehi » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:53 pm

I know ven. Caganando from our Anagarika days at Nanachat 10 years ago. He is wonderful person, he must be an impressive monk. :anjali:
Get the wanting out of waiting

What does womanhood matter at all, when the mind is concentrated well, when knowledge flows on steadily as one sees correctly into Dhamma. One to whom it might occur, ‘I am a woman’ or ‘I am a man’ or ‘I’m anything at all’ is fit for Mara to address. – SN 5.2

If they take what's yours, tell yourself that you're making it a gift.
Otherwise there will be no end to the animosity. - Ajahn Fuang Jotiko

https://www.youtube.com/user/Repeataarrr
User avatar
Sokehi
 
Posts: 405
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:27 pm
Location: Germany

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby Fitz » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:12 pm

I visited them while they stayed in Boston this summer. Sounds like there is lots of support, and if they can get it OKed with the senior monks in the UK, then they'll be back next summer.

Very excited to see this happening around my neck of the woods.
Fitz
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:43 pm

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby pilgrim » Fri May 30, 2014 3:48 am

Just a quick update. The monks (presumably Ajahns Jayanto and Caganando) will be moving in to the monastery on July 1st. Sadhu :thumbsup: !
User avatar
pilgrim
 
Posts: 947
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:56 pm

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby Ron-The-Elder » Fri May 30, 2014 5:02 am

Cittasanto wrote:
pilgrim wrote:Looks like the project is kicking off
http://jetagrove.us/

:anjali: :anjali: :anjali:


Thanks for the info and heads-up, Cittasanto. We live just up the road from the intended building site. Will get in touch with the organizing members to see how we can help.

_/\_Ron :tongue:
What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
User avatar
Ron-The-Elder
 
Posts: 1066
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:42 pm
Location: Concord, New Hampshire, U.S.A.

Re: Forest monastery in Boston

Postby Cittasanto » Fri May 30, 2014 6:45 am

Ron-The-Elder wrote:
Cittasanto wrote:
pilgrim wrote:Looks like the project is kicking off
http://jetagrove.us/

:anjali: :anjali: :anjali:


Thanks for the info and heads-up, Cittasanto. We live just up the road from the intended building site. Will get in touch with the organizing members to see how we can help.

_/\_Ron :tongue:

Hi Ron, let me know when they arrive.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
With Metta
Upāsaka Cittasanto
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
User avatar
Cittasanto
 
Posts: 5751
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin

Next

Return to Theravāda for the modern world

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests