lutysouie wrote:So I am 25 years old and thinking about ordination since a couple of years, I just discover the "Broken Bouddha", this famous book about Theravadan tradition and in fact I just agree with most of the things the author says.
So I just would like to ask which monastery in UK seems for you the most "open minded" (not really what I want to express but hope you will understand...)here? Or the most adapted to the western way of life?
I have to applaud the way you are approaching this major move in your life.
I read The Broken Buddha
several months ago. I agree with the author The Venerable S. Dhammika that it is not the whole story about Asian Buddhism, but it is a part of the story that people should be aware of. Particularly, if like you, they think are thinking about ordaining. Equipped with the information of how things can be, they take can steps, like you are doing, to avoid ending up in a bad situation and instead end up in a situation more in line with what they are ordaining for in the first place.
Additionally people who really care about Buddhism can help Buddhism by being informed about issues that could erode Buddhism's value if left untalked about.
It is good to read that people are finding the book, reading it and thinking over the contents.