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New center-new name

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:54 am

Hello everyone.I am going to attempt to upload a couple of pics of our new meditation center.
Also,I had to re-ordain(red tape-visa-bai sutti issues)so I am now Phra Chuntawongso]
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Re: New center-new name

Postby cooran » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:43 am

Dear Phra Chuntawongso,

(Does the name have an english translation?)

Thanks for the interesting photos :smile: - how will the kuti and the meditation hall be when it rains?

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Re: New center-new name

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:58 am

I presume that the name is Pali — Ven. Candavamso.
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Re: New center-new name

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:02 am

cooran wrote:Dear Phra Chuntawongso,

(Does the name have an english translation?)

Thanks for the interesting photos :smile: - how will the kuti and the meditation hall be when it rains?

with metta,
Chris

Hi Chris.The name translates as "generation(or family) of the moon.
I guess if it rains we will all get wet. :jumping: This is actually a temporary measure.There are plans to build proper kutis etc in the next couple of years.
The abbot here has got a foundation up and running,which is designed to raise money for the building of schools,clinics,play areas for children and a small fitness park and the proporgation of the dhamma.This money will also be used for the building of the meditation center.People will then be able to book into the center at anytime for either personal practice or as part of a retreat.Anyone who comes will then have food supplied to them by the temple for the length of their stay.All donation based of course.
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Re: New center-new name

Postby Sanghamitta » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:10 am

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Re: New center-new name

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:14 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:I presume that the name is Pali — Ven. Candavamso.

Greetings Bhante :anjali: The translation that I was given is family or generation of the moon.
Could you please let me know the translation of the Pali you have suggested.
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Re: New center-new name

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:10 am

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Re: New center-new name

Postby Ytrog » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:33 pm

Greetings Bhante,

May I ask why it was nessesary to re-ordain?

I hope that you aren't going to be too wet during rains, otherwise you could catch a cold or worse. Pending the kutis aren't there any decent tents there? It seems to be very out-in-the-open. :anjali:
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Re: New center-new name

Postby Sylvester » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:26 am

Hi Bhante

Might the "vamso" in your name be "in the lineage of"? Similar meaning to "family".
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Re: New center-new name

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:47 am

Sylvester wrote:Hi Bhante

Might the "vamso" in your name be "in the lineage of"? Similar meaning to "family".

Hi Sylvester.Yes the vamso would be translated family or generation.
So the name would translate as family of the moon or generaration of the moon.
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Re: New center-new name

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:53 am

Ytrog wrote:Greetings Bhante,

May I ask why it was nessesary to re-ordain?

I hope that you aren't going to be too wet during rains, otherwise you could catch a cold or worse. Pending the kutis aren't there any decent tents there? It seems to be very out-in-the-open. :anjali:

Hi Ytrog.There are a couple of reasons for re-ordaining.First of all I was ordained in a different lineage,as I had ordained in a Burmese lineage and was changing to the Maha Nikaya lineage here in Thailand.
It was also easier due to the paper work required to get my monk passport and visa.
The kutis at the center are only temporary and when we have the money it will be more permanent.We do have tents and the umbrellas with the mozzie nets on them as well.
My kuti at the temple is a permanent(not a great word to use on a buddhist site)structure,not bamboo like the one at the center.
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Re: New center-new name

Postby Euclid » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:58 pm

Phra Chuntawongso wrote:My kuti at the temple is a permanent(not a great word to use on a buddhist site)structure,not bamboo like the one at the center.


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Thanks for sharing Bhante, I love the photos! Please don't hesitate to upload more!

How does re-ordaining affect monk seniority? Are you for all intents and purposes considered a 'new' monk?

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Re: New center-new name

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:32 am

Euclid wrote:
Phra Chuntawongso wrote:My kuti at the temple is a permanent(not a great word to use on a buddhist site)structure,not bamboo like the one at the center.


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Thanks for sharing Bhante, I love the photos! Please don't hesitate to upload more!

How does re-ordaining affect monk seniority? Are you for all intents and purposes considered a 'new' monk?

Metta

Hi Euclid.Yes re-ordaining does affect seniority,but as I had not been ordained for long it was no great problem.The reason why you lose seniority is because,in my case I was taken back to samenera(10 precepts)then back to monk a couple of hours later.A monk would lose seniority even after dis-robing for 5 minutes.
I will try and upload a few more photos when I can,but I have to shrink them down a bit before I can upload them here and I really am a techno dummy.
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