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Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby cooran » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:50 am

Good friends all,
An e-mail I received:

Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Our prayers are with Bhante Gunaratana
(Mindfulness in Plain English) as he undergoes heart surgery
today. We will continue to post updates on his recovery via our
facebook page as we receive them. We hope you will join us in sending
him prayers and good wishes for a safe and speedy recovery.

The Bhavana Society's August 26
event at American University has been cancelled. The Triple Event
celebration will still take place on October 6 and 7 at the Bhavana
Society in West Virginia.

http://www.bhavanasociety.org/main/teac ... unaratana/

If you believe in meditation/prayer, please do so for my good friend
Bhante Gunaratana. He always treated me better than I deserved.
peace...

yours in the Dhamma-vinaya,
Chuck

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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:54 am

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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby plwk » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:59 am

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What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby Ben » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:44 am

May he be well and free from disease.
May he share in my merits.
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

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sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby bodom » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:08 am

:heart:

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:09 am

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby Anagarika » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:54 pm

:candle:

May Bhante G's doctors have the wisdom of Jivaka.
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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby puppha » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:24 pm

:heart:
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With Metta
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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby Mawkish1983 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:41 pm

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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby marc108 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:08 pm

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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby Ytrog » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:27 pm

:candle:
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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby Annapurna » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:45 pm

May Bhante Gunaratana have a swift recovery. :candle:
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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:26 pm

:heart:

:buddha2:

May he be well and have a quick and safe recovery from surgery.
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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby RMSmith » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:22 pm

In my thoughts ... :anjali:
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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby cooran » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:56 am

Hello all,

This message is on the Bhavana Society of West Virginia Facebook page:

good news from Bhavana regarding Bhante G -

Surgery went very well, the doctor's have stated he is doing very well. He went on a short walk early this afternoon and will be offered warm tea and broth today. He states he is feeling better.

With metta
Kathy

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with metta
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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby Hickersonia » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:07 am

cooran wrote:Surgery went very well, the doctor's have stated he is doing very well. He went on a short walk early this afternoon and will be offered warm tea and broth today. He states he is feeling better.

This is really awesome to hear, friend. :)
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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby bodom » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:39 pm

Great news!

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby Nyana » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:07 pm

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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby Buckwheat » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:11 pm

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Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

Postby puppha » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:35 pm

cooran wrote:Surgery went very well, the doctor's have stated he is doing very well. He went on a short walk early this afternoon and will be offered warm tea and broth today. He states he is feeling better.

Excellent! I wish he quickly and fully recovers!
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