Robes and Alms bowl

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Robes and Alms bowl

Postby socoguy78 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:55 pm

Dhamma Greetings,
Does anyone know where a person can buy buddhist robes, burmese prefered, and alms bowl on the internet? I can't seem to find a thread with this in it or any websites...
Much Metta,
Zach

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Re: Robes and Alms bowl

Postby Mr Man » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:17 pm

Maybe you could ask this eBay seller: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Full- ... 3a78e61935

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Re: Robes and Alms bowl

Postby Goofaholix » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:05 pm

socoguy78 wrote:Does anyone know where a person can buy buddhist robes, burmese prefered, and alms bowl on the internet? I can't seem to find a thread with this in it or any websites...


Why do you want them? I mean if you were ordaining or assisting somebody to ordain then the monastery will know how to source them.
"Right effort is effort with wisdom. Because where there is wisdom, there is interest. The desire to know something is wisdom at work. Being mindful is not difficult. But it’s difficult to be continuously aware. For that you need right effort. But it does not require a great deal of energy. It’s relaxed perseverance in reminding yourself to be aware. When you are aware, wisdom unfolds naturally, and there is still more interest." - Sayadaw U Tejaniya

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Re: Robes and Alms bowl

Postby socoguy78 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:28 pm

Goofaholix wrote:
socoguy78 wrote:Does anyone know where a person can buy buddhist robes, burmese prefered, and alms bowl on the internet? I can't seem to find a thread with this in it or any websites...


Why do you want them? I mean if you were ordaining or assisting somebody to ordain then the monastery will know how to source them.


Dhamma Greetings!
I will answer your questions sense you replied to this thread with questions... :P I don't want the robes or alms bowl, I will need them for future ordinations, I have ordained before and donated the robes back to the monastery after the monastery provided them to me. Unfortunately I am a small guy about 5'2". The robes which the Monastery has are for taller people which they recieve by dana. The Monastery knows where to get them in asia but does not know how to get them in America. And I am wondering if anyone knows where to get an alms bowl as well from the internet.

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Re: Robes and Alms bowl

Postby Goofaholix » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:08 pm

I think the answer then is to get them sent from asia, 5' 2" is pretty average there and it will be cheaper than sourcing them from ebay i'd think.
"Right effort is effort with wisdom. Because where there is wisdom, there is interest. The desire to know something is wisdom at work. Being mindful is not difficult. But it’s difficult to be continuously aware. For that you need right effort. But it does not require a great deal of energy. It’s relaxed perseverance in reminding yourself to be aware. When you are aware, wisdom unfolds naturally, and there is still more interest." - Sayadaw U Tejaniya

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Re: Robes and Alms bowl

Postby socoguy78 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:14 pm

Goofaholix wrote:I think the answer then is to get them sent from asia, 5' 2" is pretty average there and it will be cheaper than sourcing them from ebay i'd think.


Thank you Goofaholix,
That's the problem I run into... I can't find any website from asia to order from... not even on amazon... Maybe google just wants to give me search results for my area or for the usa...
Much metta!
Zach

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Re: Robes and Alms bowl

Postby Mr Man » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:29 pm

The eBay seller is in Thailand and has good feedback. If you were to send them a message explaining what you want they may be able to source it for you.

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Re: Robes and Alms bowl

Postby Goofaholix » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:42 pm

socoguy78 wrote:That's the problem I run into... I can't find any website from asia to order from... not even on amazon... Maybe google just wants to give me search results for my area or for the usa...


You said the monastery knows how to source them in asia, they will likely have contacts in Burma who should be able to arrange this. Normally there are a lot of people keen to donate monks robes and bowls, postage might be expensive for them but you might be able to find a way to reimburse them.
"Right effort is effort with wisdom. Because where there is wisdom, there is interest. The desire to know something is wisdom at work. Being mindful is not difficult. But it’s difficult to be continuously aware. For that you need right effort. But it does not require a great deal of energy. It’s relaxed perseverance in reminding yourself to be aware. When you are aware, wisdom unfolds naturally, and there is still more interest." - Sayadaw U Tejaniya

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Re: Robes and Alms bowl

Postby socoguy78 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:45 am

Goofaholix wrote:
socoguy78 wrote:That's the problem I run into... I can't find any website from asia to order from... not even on amazon... Maybe google just wants to give me search results for my area or for the usa...


You said the monastery knows how to source them in asia, they will likely have contacts in Burma who should be able to arrange this. Normally there are a lot of people keen to donate monks robes and bowls, postage might be expensive for them but you might be able to find a way to reimburse them.


When the Abbot goes to Asia during our winter... he gets robes donated... But he is very tall so the robes are for very tall people. I didn't think about this but the Monastics that have gone for the winter that are there now I could e-mail! :clap:
Sadhu!
Zach

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Re: Robes and Alms bowl

Postby Anagarika » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:13 pm

Contact Jeff at Buddha for You in San Diego. He's an experienced practitioner, and has one of the best true Buddhist shops I've seen, and carries robes, bowls, statues, and many items from Asia. I feel confident he can source whatever you may need. http://buddha-for-you.com/

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Re: Robes and Alms bowl

Postby socoguy78 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:01 am

BuddhaSoup wrote:Contact Jeff at Buddha for You in San Diego. He's an experienced practitioner, and has one of the best true Buddhist shops I've seen, and carries robes, bowls, statues, and many items from Asia. I feel confident he can source whatever you may need. http://buddha-for-you.com/


Awesome! Thank you very much I will give this site a look.
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Zach

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Re: Robes and Alms bowl

Postby pilgrim » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:39 pm

you can also contact Sukhihotu from Malaysia ( PJ Branch)
http://www.sukhihotu.com/?page_id=10
They stock robes, bowls, dhutanga tents, etc..

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Re: Robes and Alms bowl

Postby gavesako » Sun May 05, 2013 8:33 am

If you get a shiny new stainless steel bowl from www.tudong.com then you will need to fire it or "bake" it:

http://thebahiyablog.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... -bowl.html

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