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The Mahamevnawa tradition

Postby Maitri » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:59 am

Hello,

There is a tradition called the Mahamevnawa lineage from Sri Lanka that has become active in my area recently. I tried to look up some more information about them, but their main page is in Sinhalese. Does any have personal experience with or currently practice in this tradition? They seem very earnest in their application of Dhamma.
"Upon a heap of rubbish in the road-side ditch blooms a lotus, fragrant and pleasing.
Even so, on the rubbish heap of blinded mortals the disciple of the Supremely Enlightened One shines resplendent in wisdom." Dhammapada: Pupphavagga


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Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

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Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

Postby theravadin » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:01 pm

Dear Dhamma friends,

If you have any question regarding Mahamevnawa, feel free to ask. I am working as a volunteer for their Florida branch.

metta!

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Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

Postby Maitri » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:36 pm

theravadin,

Thanks for your response. I was just curious to know what you feel sets The Mahamevnawa tradition apart from general Sri Lanka Buddhism. I have read about the founder of the tradition. It appears that The Mahamevnawa tradition is not so Sri Lankan focused but uses the suttas as a basis for everything. I'd like to hear your experience, if you care to share.
"Upon a heap of rubbish in the road-side ditch blooms a lotus, fragrant and pleasing.
Even so, on the rubbish heap of blinded mortals the disciple of the Supremely Enlightened One shines resplendent in wisdom." Dhammapada: Pupphavagga


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Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

Postby theravadin » Tue May 22, 2012 12:40 pm

Dear maitri,
sorry for the long absence. Your question is a very good one. Below is a link which discusses the relationship of Sri Lankan Buddhism in general and what sets Mahamevnawa apart. I hope it will help:



Let me know if you have any other question.

with metta!

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Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

Postby Travis » Tue May 22, 2012 3:30 pm

:goodpost:

Welcome Theravadin! I've been a big fan of your blog for some time. It's good to see you on Dhamma Wheel. I look forward to reading what you have to say in the future :twothumbsup:

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Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

Postby theravadin » Wed May 23, 2012 1:22 pm

Thanks Travis, that's very kind! I am really glad if it inspired your ;-)

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Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

Postby Maitri » Mon May 28, 2012 3:29 pm

Theravadin,

Thank you so much! This is what I was looking for about the tradition.
"Upon a heap of rubbish in the road-side ditch blooms a lotus, fragrant and pleasing.
Even so, on the rubbish heap of blinded mortals the disciple of the Supremely Enlightened One shines resplendent in wisdom." Dhammapada: Pupphavagga


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Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

Postby Maitri » Tue May 29, 2012 12:37 am

"Upon a heap of rubbish in the road-side ditch blooms a lotus, fragrant and pleasing.
Even so, on the rubbish heap of blinded mortals the disciple of the Supremely Enlightened One shines resplendent in wisdom." Dhammapada: Pupphavagga


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Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

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Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

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"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:04 am

Bhante,

Thank you for posting and for making yourself available to our members. Do you know if there are any branch monasteries closer to NYC than the Edison NJ branch?
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Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

Postby MahamevnawaFlorida » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:50 pm

Namo Buddhaya!

Hi Khalil Bodhi,

We do not have a branch in NYC. We have only four branches in US. 1.Edition New jersey. 2 Torrance, California 3. Tampa, Florida. 4. Washington DC.
But we would like to conduct an English Meditation program in NYC.

http://mahamevnawanj.org/
http://www.mahamevnawa.us
http://mahamevnawawashingtondc.org/
http://mahamevnawaflorida.org/

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Mahamevnawa Meditation Monastery Florida

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Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

Postby Kumara » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:44 am

I'm interested in this relatively new tradition. How's the Vinaya like? Do the monks accept money?
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Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

Postby Maitri » Fri May 01, 2015 3:53 am

"Upon a heap of rubbish in the road-side ditch blooms a lotus, fragrant and pleasing.
Even so, on the rubbish heap of blinded mortals the disciple of the Supremely Enlightened One shines resplendent in wisdom." Dhammapada: Pupphavagga


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Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

Postby rajithanuwank » Tue May 05, 2015 12:38 pm

Mahamewnawa monks do not accept money. Therawada Buddhism has changed a lot from the original teachings of the Buddha due to various reasons. And in mahamewnawa monks try to practice Buddhism exactly as mentioned by Buddha, which will gain the freedom from sufferings.

http://mahamevnawa.lk/inenglish/

with metta...

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Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

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Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

Postby dhammarelax » Tue May 05, 2015 2:23 pm

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