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Initiation of foreigners?

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teknix
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Initiation of foreigners?

Postby teknix » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:04 am

Say that I want to get out of the country and live somewhere else and go to practice mostly unimpeded? Is there a place you can go to practice and work at the same time? Like a place to work for your living expenses and training that would be accepting of a foreigner? I was thinking of going to Thailand, but the job prospects there are extremely limited to foreigners. I would be happy if I could do some chores to earn my keep and spend my extra time learning and practicing. Is there a place like that anywhere?

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Re: Initiation of foreigners?

Postby Ben » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:03 am

Many people who attend meditation centres associated with my teacher alternate between sitting on a ten-day residential retreat and serving on courses, and they can do this for months at a time. It might be a solution for you and one that I can recommend.
http://www.dhamma.org
kind regards,

Ben
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Re: Initiation of foreigners?

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Re: Initiation of foreigners?

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Re: Initiation of foreigners?

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Re: Initiation of foreigners?

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Re: Initiation of foreigners?

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Re: Initiation of foreigners?

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Re: Initiation of foreigners?

Postby teknix » Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:29 am

I'm asking here because It's all pretty much the same to me, I am not affiliated with any organization, so one place to meditate would be as good as the next. I'm not biased or particular and I would like to learn more about Buddhism as well.

I don't follow the "beliefs" of any of the practices, I seek the truth in all of them.

Considering Theravada Buddhism has truth then that's what I'm seeking and here for.

Do you think I should conform to only one specific practice?


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