but this is actually the german pdf I mentioned above.
It is interesting to see that Theravada buddhists in Malaysia are more open than Thai buddhists. I believe the reason is that Chinese Malaysian theravada followers used to be mahayanists and shifted to theravada because it was making more sense to them. Thus they are not very dogmatic, they understand what it is like to come to theravada from another tradition, and they speak very good English, which atually makes Malaysia my number one destination outside India for solitary meditation.
I visited Sasana Rakkha in Taiping, and Sitavana Vihara in Penang. Both places are very open and very well organized. The latter is quite high up on a steep hill side, so the atmosphere remains cool almost throughout the day, and there is nearly no one coming up there. Looking forward to get back there in June : D
Where knowledge ends, religion begins. - B. Disraelihttp://www.buddha-vacana.org
As a sweet-smelling and beautiful lotus flower may grow upon a heap of rubbish thrown on the highway, so also, out of the rubbish heap of beings may appear a disciple of the Buddha, who with his wisdom, shines resplendent in wisdom. -/ Dhp 58-59