How do monks in non-Buddhist countries obtain food, etc?

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Re: How do monks in non-Buddhist countries obtain food, etc?

Postby AlaskanDhamma » Tue May 05, 2009 5:28 pm

LOL. Good to know that story. I never knew that about them thinking it was illegal. I guess it makes sense, considering the laws here about beggars, but yes as you said, they aren't begging. And yes, Ajahn asked me to show Trevor a copy of Fearless Mountain. It is a good video for beginners seeking basic information.
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Re: How do monks in non-Buddhist countries obtain food, etc?

Postby gavesako » Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:08 pm

http://sucitto.blogspot.com/2009/05/alms-and-human.html

A humorous accout of gathering alms in Britain while on tudong wandering. :broke:
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Re: How do monks in non-Buddhist countries obtain food, etc?

Postby Jechbi » Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:40 pm

Wow. :anjali:
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Re: How do monks in non-Buddhist countries obtain food, etc?

Postby acinteyyo » Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:56 pm

Pubbe cāhaṃ bhikkhave, etarahi ca dukkhañceva paññāpemi, dukkhassa ca nirodhaṃ. (M.22)
Both formerly, monks, and now, it is just suffering that I make known and the ending of suffering.

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Re: How do monks in non-Buddhist countries obtain food, etc?

Postby appicchato » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:04 pm

acinteyya wrote:weird...


Wierd?...what in life isn't?... :popcorn:
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Re: How do monks in non-Buddhist countries obtain food, etc?

Postby acinteyyo » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:58 pm

appicchato wrote:
acinteyya wrote:weird...


Wierd?...what in life isn't?... :popcorn:

:D
Pubbe cāhaṃ bhikkhave, etarahi ca dukkhañceva paññāpemi, dukkhassa ca nirodhaṃ. (M.22)
Both formerly, monks, and now, it is just suffering that I make known and the ending of suffering.

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Re: How do monks in non-Buddhist countries obtain food, etc?

Postby Bankei » Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:28 pm

hi JC, do you know where we can find the video of ' fearless mountain'?

Youtube only have a 2min trailer.

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Re: How do monks in non-Buddhist countries obtain food, etc?

Postby nomad » Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:52 am

What an enlightening piece of writing! It’s so wonderful to see laymen recognizing a monk on the street and giving appropriately!

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