Organisational work, teaching, Sunday school syllabus, charitable work, outreach, sharing of resources, artwork, etc.
I live in Boulder Colorado and there is a large insight community here. I follow the teachings of Thai forest masters and have read the stories of some of the monasteries founded in Australia, the UK and in California. I was wondering what actions I could take to help create the conditions for a forest monastery in Colorado.
is the mind us? Is it ours? Slash on down! Whatever is going to be destroyed, let it be destroyed. We feel no regrets. We want only the truth. (Ajahn Maha Boowa)
- Posts: 41
- Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:39 am
- Location: Boulder, CO, USA
Considering that there is a large insight meditation community in around Boulder, perhaps there is a group that meets regularly who is associated with the Ajahn Chah lineage in Thailand. In which case I recommend that you get involved with the group who may already have plans to build a local centre or monastery. If there is no local group for your tradition you may wish to host a weekly get-together for group meditation. This would be a valuable way to support your co-practitioners and develop the necessary ground-base for a monastery years or decades down the track.
- Site Admin
- Posts: 14439
- Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
- Location: Cape Huay
mpcahn wrote:I live in Boulder Colorado and there is a large insight community here. I follow the teachings of Thai forest masters and have read the stories of some of the monasteries founded in Australia, the UK and in California. I was wondering what actions I could take to help create the conditions for a forest monastery in Colorado.
I guess the first step is to find people willing to invest in a large plot of forested land, the second to find such a suitable plot for sale.
"Whenever we feel that we are definitely right, so much so that we refuse to open up to anything or anybody else, right there we are wrong. It becomes wrong view. When suffering arises, where does it arise from? The cause is wrong view, the fruit of that being suffering. If it was right view it wouldn't cause suffering." - Ajahn Chah
"Remember you dont meditate to get anything, but to get rid of things. We do it, not with desire, but with letting go. If you want anything, you wont find it." - Ajahn Chah
- Posts: 1548
- Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:49 am
- Location: New Zealand
I believe recently there is a branch of Lungta Maha Boowa forrest monastery opening in Parker Colorado. Check out the latest edition of Nanfa the tiger magazine.
- Posts: 38
- Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:12 pm
Another best option is to invite a Thai forest monk to lead the monastery upon the formation of the monastery.
- Posts: 100
- Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:44 am
- Location: Malaysia
Return to Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Who is online
Registered users: appicchato, Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], JeffR, K.Dhamma, mikenz66, PRR, retrofuturist