I just meant that they espouse the Theravada Dhamma, but don't have any formal affiliation with the Theravada bhikkhusangha.
Is this a problem? If so, why?
Joseph Goldstein, whom I like very much as a teacher, continues to practice under the guidance of Ven U Pandita, though I am not sure that one would say that IMS
has a formal affliation with Ven U Pandita, though he has taught there a number of times, as have other monks.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.
There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80
Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.