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Amaravati

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:11 pm

http://manapa.multiply.com/photos/album/33
here are some pictures from my trip to Amaravati
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Re: Amaravati

Postby Ben » Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:54 pm

Great shots Manapa!
Looks like an amazing monastery.
Thank you for sharing.
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Re: Amaravati

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:39 pm

What a beautiful place! Thanks for posting those.

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Re: Amaravati

Postby Aloka » Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:53 pm

Hi Manapa,

Thank you for sharing the photos. I spent a day at Amaravati in the summer and I really liked it there, it was very peaceful.

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Re: Amaravati

Postby Vardali » Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:39 am

Thank you for sharing your impressions. Nice pictures :thumbsup:

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Re: Amaravati

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:17 pm

Thank you Manapa. For those who may not know the story the Sangha have taken a former Social Services childrens home and made it a place of great peace and beauty. For the benefit of anyone who lives in or is visiting the UK it is near Hemel Hempstead.

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Re: Amaravati

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:13 pm

Sanghamitta wrote:Thank you Manapa. For those who may not know the story the Sangha have taken a former Social Services childrens home and made it a place of great peace and beauty. For the benefit of anyone who lives in or is visiting the UK it is near Hemel Hempstead.

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I think you may find it was a school house
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Re: Amaravati

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:16 pm

But one I think run as a special needs boarding centre by Social Services I think Manapa. :smile:

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Postby Cittasanto » Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:52 pm

Sanghamitta wrote:But one I think run as a special needs boarding centre by Social Services I think Manapa. :smile:

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possibly I have never heard that Before though.
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Re: Amaravati

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:54 pm

It was what I was told by one of the monks when Amaravati first opened..Of course he might have been wrong.
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Postby Cittasanto » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:14 pm

this is what I found on Wiki couldm=nt see any info on the site

Amaravati was created in 1984 when the English Sangha Trust purchased a residential school (previously an army base) from Buckinghamshire
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Re: Amaravati

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:31 pm

Im sure that you would agree that it is a place of peace and beauty whatever its origin..
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Re: Amaravati

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:33 pm

3 weeks no slappy fights
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Re: Amaravati

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:32 pm

More photoes posted at the first link of the nuns send off to US
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Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."


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