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Postby Cittasanto » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:38 am

Hello Everyone,
Good news, Ajahn Gavesako arrived, stayed a while and left today (pic comming soon) and wont be online often/frequently for a while,
Adrian arrived and seams in good spirits.
I found out what generosity really was, and what true gratitude feels like :)

Will post photos etc on my facebook page & multiply page so stay tuned there and if I have time will post some here
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Re: Amaravati stay update

Postby cooran » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:40 am

Thanks Manapa ~ looking forward to it.

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Re: Amaravati stay update

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:32 am

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Re: Amaravati stay update

Postby rowyourboat » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:12 pm

Hah! Was at Amarawati a few weeks ago and thought I saw you!
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Re: Amaravati stay update

Postby jcsuperstar » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:40 pm

cool. glad youre having a great time!
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Re: Amaravati stay update

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:30 am

All is going well at Amaravati, going to Chithurst then Harnham for a week (each) before a quick stop home then back for another 3 month stay.

asked to become an anagarika. . . not much else to say and didn't look what I said last time but same stuff really, nice day off from regular duties (some) so having time at Hemel :)
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Re: Amaravati stay update

Postby PeterB » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:36 am

Good to hear from you Manapa. Wrap up for Harnham ..even in summer. But I expect you know that.

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Re: Amaravati stay update

Postby Ben » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:44 am

Manapa wrote:asked to become an anagarika

Congratulations Manapa!
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Re: Amaravati stay update

Postby Fede » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:45 pm

Manapa wrote:All is going well at Amaravati, going to Chithurst then Harnham for a week (each) before a quick stop home then back for another 3 month stay.

asked to become an anagarika. . . not much else to say and didn't look what I said last time but same stuff really, nice day off from regular duties (some) so having time at Hemel :)


I live about 10 miles away, at most. I wish I could be there, it would be wonderful.
Practicalities mean I am unable to travel or spare the time, which is very disappointing for me.
But it's wonderful to know you are enjoying your retreat there.

"...asked to become an anagarika..." Do you mean you asked, or you were asked?
Either way, I hope it all happens for you.

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Re: Amaravati stay update

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:16 pm

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Re: Amaravati stay update

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:19 am

Having another day off, felt drained last night :(

PeterB wrote:Good to hear from you Manapa. Wrap up for Harnham ..even in summer. But I expect you know that.

:anjali:

I use to live in Aberdeen and didn't wrap up, shirt & jacket is all I need, where I am from is around as far north as Harnham so use to the weather/temp
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Re: Amaravati stay update

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:23 am

Fede wrote:
Manapa wrote:All is going well at Amaravati, going to Chithurst then Harnham for a week (each) before a quick stop home then back for another 3 month stay.

asked to become an anagarika. . . not much else to say and didn't look what I said last time but same stuff really, nice day off from regular duties (some) so having time at Hemel :)


I live about 10 miles away, at most. I wish I could be there, it would be wonderful.
Practicalities mean I am unable to travel or spare the time, which is very disappointing for me.
But it's wonderful to know you are enjoying your retreat there.

"...asked to become an anagarika..." Do you mean you asked, or you were asked?
Either way, I hope it all happens for you.

:namaste:

I asked :)
you live close enough to make the evening sitting from time to time if you can not get here during the day... the gate doesn't close until about 21:30-22:00 and opens about 05:00-06:00 :)
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Re: Amaravati stay update

Postby PeterB » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:58 am

Manapa wrote:Having another day off, felt drained last night :(

PeterB wrote:Good to hear from you Manapa. Wrap up for Harnham ..even in summer. But I expect you know that.

:anjali:

I use to live in Aberdeen and didn't wrap up, shirt & jacket is all I need, where I am from is around as far north as Harnham so use to the weather/temp


Okedokey. I have become a soft southerner. Anytime I an north of Watford now I shiver..

Anyway, congratulations re anagarikahood.
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Re: Amaravati stay update

Postby jcsuperstar » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:11 am

Manapa wrote:All is going well at Amaravati, going to Chithurst then Harnham for a week (each) before a quick stop home then back for another 3 month stay.

asked to become an anagarika. . . not much else to say and didn't look what I said last time but same stuff really, nice day off from regular duties (some) so having time at Hemel :)

really cool. maybe one day we'll be listening to mp3s of you
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Re: Amaravati stay update

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:22 am

just spent a week in Chithurst and now having 2 weeks off from monastery living.

Chithurst was really good, everyone was nice, and got half lost when I went on a walk with one of the monks, :), it was a spontanious walk, and really nice, but could of done with a compass!

For me Chithurst has its benefits as a place more so than Amaravati, but Amaravati is the right sandpaper (Tenzin Palmo reference if you are familiar!) for me at least, but definitely see benefits to being in both places, and type of practice both are conductive for, or aspects of cultivating and strengthening of the practice etc.

I arive back on the 14th to Amaravati and am unsure about internet access over the next few weeks so hope to be on sooner rather than later.
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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:03 pm

Sadhu! I am so happy that you are able to practice like this. Anumodana!
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Re: Amaravati stay update

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:08 am

Going back to amaravati now toodles!
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Postby Ben » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:11 am

All the best, mate!
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Re: Amaravati stay update

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:26 am

cheers!
I got free wifi at the airport so :)
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Re: Amaravati stay update

Postby Ytrog » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:27 pm

What's best for a first retreat? Is it better to stay at a monastery or a retreat center?

Thanks in advance :)
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