Buddhist encounters in Portugal

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Re: Buddhist encounters in Portugal

Postby Cittasanto » Fri May 11, 2012 6:55 pm

I only had a brief encounter With Ajahn Jayasaro, and he is a very good Monk for a first Encounter!
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He is senior to Ajahn Vajiro the soon to be senior Monastic at the Portuguese monastery by about 30seconds at most (at a guess) they were ordained at the same time.

Rui Sousa wrote:Last Tuesday, the 8th of May, Ajahn Jayasaro visited Portugal to support the initiative of setting up the monastery.

At the Portuguese Buddhist Union he gave a meditation workshop that started at 14:30 and ended at about 19:00, at 19:30 another session was planned, ending at 21:30. I was there at 19:30, and left at 22:00.

While I was there the Ajahn gave a very interesting Dhamma talk, and mentioned how enthusiastic his Thai supporters are about this new monastery. I believe more than 50 people were there during this second session. And a small delay occurred because the room had to be rearranged to assure everyone had a place to sit.

It was a very happy event for me. For the first time I was in the presence of an ordained monk. His calmness, clear speech and friendliness cause a deep impact in me.

I hope the number of people present at the event is a good indication of the support the monks will have in Portugal. I will support them in any way I can.

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Re: Buddhist encounters in Portugal

Postby mikenz66 » Fri May 11, 2012 7:38 pm

Hi Rui Sousa,

Sounds great. Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Buddhist encounters in Portugal

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat May 12, 2012 12:10 am

Sadly I wasn't there. But it's really, really good to know there are many people enthusiastic of this project, and the Theravada in general. :)
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Re: Buddhist encounters in Portugal

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:20 pm

Spoke with my friend this morningand he says things are going quite smoothly!
Ajahn Vajiro & Venerable Subadho are learning portugees & not having too much of a culture shock :-)
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Re: Buddhist encounters in Portugal

Postby Modus.Ponens » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:17 pm

Excelent! I haven't visit the monks yet because I'm in Madeira Island and they are in Lisbon. I'll visit them as soon as possible.
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Re: Buddhist encounters in Portugal

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:03 pm

Don't worry I warned them you may come, and to pretend to be out that day :P
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Re: Buddhist encounters in Portugal

Postby Modus.Ponens » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:37 am

:mrgreen:
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