How is Thanavuddho today?

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How is Thanavuddho today?

Postby hermitwin » Sat May 03, 2014 4:15 pm

I watched the film, My brother, the monk.
Just wondering where Thanavuddho is now and if he is still a monk ?
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Re: How is Thanavuddho today?

Postby James the Giant » Sat May 03, 2014 4:57 pm

He was in a few monasteries near Sydney, then went back to Thailand in May 2013, then on to Sri Lanka... But more recent news I do not know. He last logged in here at Dhammawheel about two months ago.
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Re: How is Thanavuddho today?

Postby Sokehi » Sun May 04, 2014 12:36 pm

He uploaded some short nice videos on youtube showing a bit of his life in Sri Lanka, easy to find via youtube search :anjali:
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Re: How is Thanavuddho today?

Postby tsurezuregusa » Sun May 04, 2014 3:20 pm

Hi,

https://plus.google.com/+ThanavuddhoBhikkhu/posts

Back in Finland and not in robes anymore. But looks like he's doing good.

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Re: How is Thanavuddho today?

Postby Lazy_eye » Sun May 04, 2014 3:28 pm

http://www.avoinsangha.fi/wordpress/thanavuddho/2014/03/17/ex-buddhist-monk/

the uncomfortable fact is that there is a good and a bad side to Buddhism. It’s hardly a perfect religion, at least not the outside manifestation of it. But it’s not a total mess either.

The most interesting question for me is whether the fundamental teachings of Buddhism are true or not. For example the teachings on Emptiness, the Law of Karma and the Four Noble Truths. Unfortunately I have no answer to this question either. At least they are by far the best attempt to explain the world around us that I have come across.
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Re: How is Thanavuddho today?

Postby plwk » Sun May 04, 2014 3:37 pm

Ah well, may he be well and happy. I love his cats :tongue:
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Re: How is Thanavuddho today?

Postby Zom » Sun May 04, 2014 4:45 pm

Faith faculty is a problem for modern western mind 8-)

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Re: How is Thanavuddho today?

Postby Thanavuddho » Sat May 10, 2014 12:21 pm

Greetings,

I disrobed about half a year ago. In the end the decision was entirely my own. Even though I ended up in a difficult situation as a monk I could have stayed in the robes if I would have wanted. But I had started to question celibacy and other aspects of monastic life and didn't feel comfortable as a monk anymore.

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Re: How is Thanavuddho today?

Postby SarathW » Sat May 10, 2014 12:26 pm

Thanavuddho wrote:Greetings,

I disrobed about half a year ago. In the end the decision was entirely my own. Even though I ended up in a difficult situation as a monk I could have stayed in the robes if I would have wanted. But I had started to question celibacy and other aspects of monastic life and didn't feel comfortable as a monk anymore.

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