Forest Monastery in Virginia

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Forest Monastery in Virginia

Postby pilgrim » Wed May 22, 2013 1:35 am

Ajahn Dick Silaratano, disciple of Ajahn Maha Boowa, is establishing a new 215-acre forest monastery in rural Virginia. This monastery will be in the Dhammayut lineage.
The address is:
255 Snakefoot Lane
Lexington, VA 24450
540-336-7292
http://www.forestdhamma.org/about/
http://www.forestdhamma.org/about/ajaandick/
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Re: Forest Monastery in Virginia

Postby convivium » Wed May 22, 2013 1:44 am

now there's two great monks in virginia of all places.
edit: i guess bhavana society is west virginia
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Re: Forest Monastery in Virginia

Postby phongdharma » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:09 pm

Is there a website for Ajahn Dick's monastery? I might go to bhavana next month and would love to swing by his place for a visit.
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Re: Forest Monastery in Virginia

Postby Jon. S » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:34 pm

phongdharma wrote:Is there a website for Ajahn Dick's monastery? I might go to bhavana next month and would love to swing by his place for a visit.

Here:
http://www.forestdhamma.org/

I stayed there and just came back a week ago, its a really beautiful place. Just so you know, they are still in construction.
I was born naked.
My beloved parents
kindly gave me a name.
When I reached twenty
I thought "a name is a chain,
I want to abandon it".
Whoever I questioned
No one answers me.
When I hear the wind in the pines
I get an answer.
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Re: Forest Monastery in Virginia

Postby BodhiJay » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:02 am

I'm planning to go there around May to practice and help with the construction. I'm intending to ordain as an Anagrika and eventually take full ordination and study under Tan Ajaan. It says on the site there are 5-6 laymen intending on ordaining is there any limit on how long one can stay there? Anumodana :anjali:
When I set out to practice, I had only one book — the Patimokkha — in my shoulder bag. Now I was going for the full path and the full results.-Luang Ta Maha Boowa NanaSampanno
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Re: Forest Monastery in Virginia

Postby James the Giant » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:54 am

I wonder, does Ajahn Silaratano teach anatta, or does he teach what Ajahn Maha Boowa taught on that matter?
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
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Re: Forest Monastery in Virginia

Postby cooran » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:55 am

A discussion on what Ajahn Maha Boowa taught:

The Citta as a permanent self
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=19233

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