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Hello Dhamma Wheel

Postby sasha » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:14 am

Hi everyone

I came across this forum while looking up info on Na Uyana. I've been meditating for six years in Goenka tradition and recently started thinking about going to either a Myanmar or Sri Lanka monastery to do a year or so of practice. Na Uyana looked good till I read piano piano's post about food in Sri Lanka. I spent about a year working with monks in rural West Bengal so I know what he means. If anyone has first hand knowledge of a good Vipassana monastery in either of those countries, please let me know. I am not looking for anything fancy, most important is the quality of instruction and it would be good if I don't have to drop 30 kilos by the end of my stay.

Thanks so much!

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Re: Hello Dhamma Wheel

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:21 am

Welcome Sasha!

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Re: Hello Dhamma Wheel

Postby bodom » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:07 pm

Welcome Sasha!

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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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Re: Hello Dhamma Wheel

Postby Virgo » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:29 pm

hello, and welcome. :namaste:

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Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:32 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:28 pm

Welcome to DW Sasha!
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Postby retrofuturist » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:41 am

Greetings Sasha,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: Hello Dhamma Wheel

Postby cooran » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:40 am

Welcome! :group:

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Re: Hello Dhamma Wheel

Postby Buddhistboy » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:56 pm

Dear Sasha,

Nice to meet you. Great to hear that you are interested in Vipassana.

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Postby Dharmagirl » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:19 pm

Namaste,

Nice to meet you Sasha.

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Re: Hello Dhamma Wheel

Postby ArkA » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:13 pm

sasha wrote:Hi everyone

I came across this forum while looking up info on Na Uyana. I've been meditating for six years in Goenka tradition and recently started thinking about going to either a Myanmar or Sri Lanka monastery to do a year or so of practice. Na Uyana looked good till I read piano piano's post about food in Sri Lanka. I spent about a year working with monks in rural West Bengal so I know what he means. If anyone has first hand knowledge of a good Vipassana monastery in either of those countries, please let me know. I am not looking for anything fancy, most important is the quality of instruction and it would be good if I don't have to drop 30 kilos by the end of my stay.

Thanks so much!


Hi Sasha, since you mentioned Na Uyana and Goenka tradition, I suggest you to read page 82 here. It's like matter and anti-matter.

May you be well and happy! :)
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