where to ordain with mental sickness

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where to ordain with mental sickness

Postby Gena1480 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:15 pm

Hello can someone help
me find temple that ordains
people with mental sickness
i was rejected by wat nana chat
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Re: where to ordain with mental sickness

Postby Gena1480 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:00 pm

Hello to all
my full name is Gennadiy
i'm male
i was diagnosed with mental disorder
about 8 years ago
i take an injection once every month for my treatment
i would like to ordain and be able to go to the doctor every month to take injection
i chant everyday in the teaching of ajahn lee Dhammadharo
if anyone can point me at right direction
i would be thankful.

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Re: where to ordain with mental sickness

Postby reflection » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:44 pm

Not many people are going to know monastery regulations on things like this because it is not quite common. It's not something you usually ask or know about. I think it is better you approach different monasteries and ask for the possibilities. They probably have no set-in-stone regulations for it anyway.

Wish you all the best and hope you find a nice place.
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Re: where to ordain with mental sickness

Postby lotus flower » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:38 pm

Dear Gena!

I suggest you make e-mail contacts with some monasteries and write about you would like live as a bhikkhu, you have an illness. and write about your illness. maybe you will find a monastery what will be right for you and maybe you will find bhikkhus who accept your ill. don't forget. the most important thing is what is in your heart. don't lose the hope! GOOD LUCK! Metta :buddha1: :hug:
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Re: where to ordain with mental sickness

Postby arohi » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:52 am

I ask this question as over the past twelve months I have been seriously considering ordaining. However I have parents who are financially not well off and although not dependent upon me at the moment, I am conflicted between my concern for their future welfare and my wish to ordain which they have expressed their support for in the past.
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Re: where to ordain with mental sickness

Postby Still Searching » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:01 pm

It depends which country you're in and what your conditions are.

If you're schizophrenic or bi-polar, the chances are small as some schizophrenics or bi-polar people can be aggressive. Not on purpose, obviously but the rejection is for the safety of other Buddhists.

Depression & anxiety is not an issue because meditation can help these conditions.

A temple or monastery close to your hometown or doctor's office would be the best solution. Or talk to your doctor, he/she will tell you if you can survive the journey.
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." ~ Siddhārtha, Gautama Buddha
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Re: where to ordain with mental sickness

Postby appicchato » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:03 am

arohi wrote:I ask this question as over the past twelve months I have been seriously considering ordaining. However I have parents who are financially not well off and although not dependent upon me at the moment, I am conflicted between my concern for their future welfare and my wish to ordain which they have expressed their support for in the past.


Hi,

Your post is a.) unrelated to the topic of this thread, and b.) doesn't have any question marks...perhaps start a new thread and you can receive more of a response...
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