How to adress a bhikku via email

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How to adress a bhikku via email

Postby Ytrog » Wed May 18, 2011 8:15 pm

Hello all. I'm writing an email (draft for now) to guestmonk@cittaviveka.org, because I want to stay there for a few days as a guest (hopefully 5 days, though their site says 3 days max the first time, unless perhaps from abroad).
How do I address the guest monk/bhikku? In what form should I best write the mail?

Thanks in advance. :anjali:
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Re: How to adress a bhikku via email

Postby David2 » Wed May 18, 2011 8:40 pm

Bhante or Venerable.

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Re: How to adress a bhikku via email

Postby retrofuturist » Wed May 18, 2011 11:12 pm

Greetings,

If you knew the name of the bhikkhu who was reading it, I would write "Greetings venerable x".

If you don't know which bhikkhu will read it, I would write, "Greetings bhante"

I would keep the correspondence factual and to the point.

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Re: How to adress a bhikku via email

Postby Goofaholix » Thu May 19, 2011 3:44 am

An email is a pretty informal form of communication, I don't see why you should address a bhikku any differently than a layperson.
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Re: How to adress a bhikku via email

Postby retrofuturist » Thu May 19, 2011 4:27 am

Greetings,

Goofaholix wrote:An email is a pretty informal form of communication, I don't see why you should address a bhikku any differently than a layperson.

You wouldn't want to kick it of with a "Wassap, homie?" though...

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Re: How to adress a bhikku via email

Postby Ytrog » Thu May 19, 2011 4:37 am

Thanks for the replies.

I think I stick with something like "Greetings Bhante". I'm lucky they have email now, otherwise I had to send a letter, which would had taken a long time to arrive.

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I don't know the name of the bhikku in question. He's the guest monk of Cittaviveka (A.K.A. Chithurst Buddhist Monastery).
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Re: How to adress a bhikku via email

Postby Goofaholix » Thu May 19, 2011 5:37 am

retrofuturist wrote:You wouldn't want to kick it of with a "Wassap, homie?" though...


You've obviously been intercepting my emails ;)
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Postby Ytrog » Sun May 22, 2011 9:49 pm

I just send it. I must have read and corrected it at least a dozen times.

I am a bit nervous about the reaction tbh. :toilet:
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Re: How to adress a bhikku via email

Postby Cal » Sun May 22, 2011 10:56 pm

I wouldn't be nervous. I've been to Chithurst several times, as I live relatively close, and all the Sangha I have met there have been very relaxed, kind and helpful.

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Re: How to adress a bhikku via email

Postby Ytrog » Mon May 23, 2011 12:00 pm

I noticed. Very nice response :)

EDIT

I'll be at Cittaviveka from 20 to 25 June :D
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Re: How to adress a bhikku via email

Postby andrewuk » Mon May 23, 2011 9:58 pm

I live close to Chithurst.

Feel free to contact me. I may be able to give you a lift from Petersfield Train Station.

Please send me a pm. We'll see how it goes!

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Re: How to adress a bhikku via email

Postby Ytrog » Tue May 24, 2011 7:42 am

andrewuk wrote:I live close to Chithurst.

Feel free to contact me. I may be able to give you a lift from Petersfield Train Station.

Please send me a pm. We'll see how it goes!

Andrew

I still have to plan the whole trip, but I will keep it in mind. Thanks :clap:
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