In search of a noble teacher.

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.

Re: In search of a noble teacher.

Postby rowyourboat » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:57 pm

Ven Dhammajiva gives personal instructions. Any meditation instructor worth his or her salt should be able to do that. I feel sorry for anyone who has not had personal instructions because they are missing out a lot.

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Re: In search of a noble teacher.

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:36 pm

Hi rowyourboat,

I'm not sure if you were agreeing or disagreeing with my post:
rowyourboat wrote:Ven Dhammajiva gives personal instructions. Any meditation instructor worth his or her salt should be able to do that. I feel sorry for anyone who has not had personal instructions because they are missing out a lot.

Yes, this is exactly my point. I've had excellent long-term instruction from non-famous local teachers. I've some a few excellent instructions and short conversations with moderately famous teachers. The latter were useful, interesting, and inspiring, but in my experience no replacement for long-term personal interactions.

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