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Hi, might be here for some time - Gwyddion

Postby Gwyddion » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:14 pm

Hi everyone - looking for a decent forum to discuss Buddhism - I'm living in a Theravada temple at the moment as a lay-person - going to become a monk in the Thai tradition - not a forest monk though, not yet at least. Got loads of questions, hopefully a few answers to share too.

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Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:28 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

Since the abbot of the Buddhavihāra is from Wat Mahādhātu, am I right in thinking that he teaches the Mahāsi Vipassanā Satipaṭṭhāna method?
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Postby Ben » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:30 pm

Greetings Gwyddion and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:31 pm

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Postby Yana » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:51 pm

Hi Gwiyddion, Welcome :hello:
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Postby cooran » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:29 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel :group:

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:22 am

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Postby bodom » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:23 am

Welcome Gwyddion!

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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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Postby waimengwan » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:26 pm

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Postby Gwyddion » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:56 pm

The temple is not called buddhavihara anymore it is actually the representative temple of wat mahathat in England and is now called way mahathat itself. Vippassana is not a major practice at this temple in kings Bromley, but it is my personal specialism despite this. The shari'a specialism seems to be pali and chanting.
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Postby retrofuturist » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:56 am

Greetings Gwyddion

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

Best wishes for your monastic plans!

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