Santi Forest Monastery - now a Bhikkhuni Monastery

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Santi Forest Monastery - now a Bhikkhuni Monastery

Postby cooran » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:47 am

SANTI THE NEXT STEP: A NEW LEADER APPOINTED
Santi the next step: a new leader appointed
With Bhante Sujato leaving and Santi Forest Monastery commencing a new life as a Bhikkuni Monastery in July 2012 so another important change has occurred
Ayya Phalanyani has been asked by Ajahn Brahm to step into the position of leader of the Santi community and she, after careful consideration, has accepted this important role within the community

This change will allow Santi to continue to develop and to move forward in a positive manner

As Ayya Phalanyani advised “any change will be slow and carefully considered”

As Chairperson of the Committee I welcome Ayya Phalanyani to her new and challenging role and offer my total support
The Committee will be working closely with Ayya Phalanyani and the rest to the community to provide assistance and guidance wherever needed
We invite all those who know Santi to join with us in supporting Ayya Phalanyani as leader and the exciting period of development ahead for Santi.
Metta
Bill
Bill Stanley
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Santi Forest Monastery Committee

http://santifm.org/santi/2012/10/29/san ... appointed/
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Re: Santi Forest Monastery - now a Bhikkhuni Monastery

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:27 am

She is great!
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Re: Santi Forest Monastery - now a Bhikkhuni Monastery

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:45 am

Greetings,

Ok, but what of the bhikkhus there? Cast out into the NSW wilderness?

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Re: Santi Forest Monastery - now a Bhikkhuni Monastery

Postby James the Giant » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:58 am

Interesting! Best wishes to them!
Are there any other Dhammayut monasteries in Australia for the men? I thought Santi was the only one.
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Re: Santi Forest Monastery - now a Bhikkhuni Monastery

Postby daverupa » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:08 am

I'm lucky to have been able to visit; quite a nice place.

retrofuturist wrote:Ok, but what of the bhikkhus there? Cast out into the NSW wilderness?


Good question. One monk there was waiting for his initial five years to be up (he called it 'going rogue') so he could go off on his own anyway, and I seem to remember much talk of a few surrounding places.
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: Santi Forest Monastery - now a Bhikkhuni Monastery

Postby Mr Man » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:47 am

James the Giant wrote:Interesting! Best wishes to them!
Are there any other Dhammayut monasteries in Australia for the men? I thought Santi was the only one.


I don't think Santi was Dhammayut.
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Re: Santi Forest Monastery - now a Bhikkhuni Monastery

Postby James the Giant » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:43 pm

Mr Man wrote:
James the Giant wrote:Interesting! Best wishes to them!
Are there any other Dhammayut monasteries in Australia for the men? I thought Santi was the only one.


I don't think Santi was Dhammayut.

Oops, looks like you're right. Thanks for the correction.
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Re: Santi Forest Monastery - now a Bhikkhuni Monastery

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:03 pm

:clap:

Excellent news! She is great! My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting with her many times while she was in Los Angeles in 2009-2010.
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Re: Santi Forest Monastery - now a Bhikkhuni Monastery

Postby pilgrim » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:34 am

How do they manage the Vinaya rule that says bhikkhunis must stay near bhikkhus? and the others like requiring instruction from bhikkhus on Uposatha days?
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Re: Santi Forest Monastery - now a Bhikkhuni Monastery

Postby daverupa » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:10 am

As disregarded minor rules.

(...one can hope.)
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
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