he International Dhammadayada Training & Ordination Program

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he International Dhammadayada Training & Ordination Program

Postby buddhasmilingus » Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:17 pm

Has anyone gone to Thailand to undertake this ordination and can they share of their experiences?

http://ordinationthai.org/en/index.html

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Re: he International Dhammadayada Training & Ordination Prog

Postby Virgo » Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:37 pm

The following thread is not specifically about the "ordination program", but about the organisation running it:

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=339&hilit=wat+dhammakaya
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Re: he International Dhammadayada Training & Ordination Prog

Postby Virgo » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:12 pm

http://ordinationthai.org/en/about.html

"'The Buddhist Monk Ordination Program was first organized in 2005. The training was initiated by Luang Phaw Dhammajayo, The president of Dhammakaya Foundation..."

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Re: he International Dhammadayada Training & Ordination Prog

Postby jameswang » Fri May 30, 2014 8:11 am

Virgo wrote:http://ordinationthai.org/en/about.html

"'The Buddhist Monk Ordination Program was first organized in 2005. The training was initiated by Luang Phaw Dhammajayo, The president of Dhammakaya Foundation..."

That's the monk who hit the headlines years ago for fraud, embezzlement, etc; but had all charges dropped. Many believe it has to do with his good friend, Thaksin.
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Re: he International Dhammadayada Training & Ordination Prog

Postby Sokehi » Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:45 pm

Interesting... :alien:
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Re: he International Dhammadayada Training & Ordination Prog

Postby gavesako » Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:30 pm

The Dhammakaya sect is expanding its activities abroad, such as Sri Lanka where they have also done their Dhammadayada ordinations:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB-DH_7EGZc
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Re: he International Dhammadayada Training & Ordination Prog

Postby James the Giant » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:49 am

I met a young western bhikkhu who had done this programme.
He said in the 4 months he was there in this programme as a naive beginner monk, he never once read a sutta. It was all secondary Dhammakaya material they studied. He said bhikkhus interested in the actual teaching of the buddha were actively discouraged from studying suttas, or doing other meditation methods.
He then encountered the whole Steve-Jobs-Rebirth hilarity, and decided enough was enough. He headed to Wat Pah Nanachat, which took him in and started to educate him in what the Buddha actually taught.
He also said the programme does not actually want the western monks to stay as bhikkhus after the course ends. He said it was essentially a propaganda programme, designed to get white western faces in monk's robes, to make Dhammakaya look cool and global in the eyes of the Thai followers.
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