Laurence (Khantipalo) Mills

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Laurence (Khantipalo) Mills

Postby pilgrim » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:32 pm

I read in a blog that he has recently ordained as a novice, this time in a Vietnamese monastery in Australia. Anyone knows more?

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Re: Laurence (Khantipalo) Mills

Postby Bankei » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:12 am

Interesting - do you have a link to the blog?

I have no further info on this sorry.

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Re: Laurence (Khantipalo) Mills

Postby Dan74 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:48 am

I think Laurence was staying at Quang Minh Temple (abbott: Ven Phuoc Tan) but I am not sure about any ordination. He is an old man and fairly frail now, I believe.
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Re: Laurence (Khantipalo) Mills

Postby alanbamford » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:00 pm

Hi. Laurence is 79 and has some signs of dementia. He did live at the Quang Mn h templ for some time and was admitted as a novice with the name Ven Minh An. Nowadays he s looked after by an old friend named Gary in hs house n the southern suburbs of Melbourne. He spends occasional perods in respite care and sometimes is looked after by a small circle of old friends and students. His physcal health is OK and his mood genrrally upbeat and mischievous. If you are in Melbourne and would like to assist please let me know. Alan

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Re: Laurence (Khantipalo) Mills

Postby Ben » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:03 pm

Thanks Alan for letting us know.
Much metta for Lawrence (Khantipalo) Mills.
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Re: Laurence (Khantipalo) Mills

Postby Bankei » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:50 am

Its sad to see people get old!

I started off the Wiki page on Khantipalo a while back and they wanted to delete it because he wasn't a notable person. I didn't get around to doing much with it, if you have time you may like to consider updating it. Khantipalo is a pioneering western Buddhist.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khantipalo
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Re: Laurence (Khantipalo) Mills

Postby heyjude » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:38 pm

Hi Alan Bamford, I knew Khantipalo years ago. I would be interested in helping out. Please let me know how this can be arranged.

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Re: Laurence (Khantipalo) Mills

Postby cstepath » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:34 pm

Aloha Alan,

I live in Hawaii and am a former student of Laurence. Was wondering if you could give me and update about his health?

I also wanted copy of his translation of the heart sutra if it is available. Interesting to note, I was in Thailand and saw a copy of one of his book in the BKK airport bookstore and thought of him.

Cheers, Carl Stepath, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

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Re: Laurence (Khantipalo) Mills

Postby Buddhapala » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:58 pm

Hi Alan,I met Ven Khantipalo in 1973, I took the Precepts with him and he gave me my Buddhist name,I have always thought a lot of him. I would be glad to help out in any way I can.

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Re: Laurence (Khantipalo) Mills

Postby j0anne1111 » Fri May 23, 2014 10:21 pm

Hi my name is Joanne Whittaker and I am also a student and long time friend of Laurence. He is doing ok I guess and his many years of practice is helping him deal with his current predicament as well as one could hope. He is indeed in good spirits as he spends his days shuffling about the nursing home. His health is good and he is still strong. He has trouble talking or should I say, we may have trouble understanding him, he knows what he is trying to say. He is wobbly on his feet at times. His mental state is good considering the stroke and its trigger for the onset of dementia has taken a huge toll on him. He seems content and at ease mostly.I must admit it is not an ideal situation and anyone willing to visit Laurence and spend time with him would be greatly appreciated by him I'm sure. I included a link to his residence and ask that you follow your heart and reach out to Laurence as he surely needs his friends right now. He could also do with a few things like socks and jocks that sort of thing here and there and this would also be appreciated. I am personally writing this with no affiliation with anyone else. I only knew Laurence in a one on one situation and I dont know many of his friends. I reach out to you on his behalf as my own doing. thank you :heart: http://www.embracia.com.au/aged-care/lo ... -the-park/


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