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Monk for a Month?

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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Re: Monk for a Month?

Postby Bankei » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:41 am

My ordination cost around 20,000B all up. I didn't realise at the time until I added it all up.

But there is no reason to buy robes and bowls etc. Most temples have a storeroom full on them - left over from those disrobing.

I think the best cost is the donation to the upatcha and the monks - which is optional although virtually compulsory.
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Re: Monk for a Month?

Postby Ruwan » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:33 pm

I just thought to reply for this discussion.

Clearly monkhood can be a easy way to hell if not practiced correctly(accroding to what load buddha told to do and what not to do). Nowadays the world is full of marketing and all sort of things. Its easy for one to be misundertand and think something as correct buddhism. Even a small thing can lead to serious sin in next life as a monk. I can refer many examples from the tripitaka. Rather typing all those things in here I would like to refer you to a one sutta in tripitaka. Please refer Aggikandopama sutta. I canot easctly remember where it is but you can find your self.This is a very serious sutta for a monk .

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Re: Monk for a Month?

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Re: Monk for a Month?

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:46 am

The month for a monk programme is now free.
Fabianfred can give more details if you ask him.
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Re: Monk for a Month?

Postby Dhammakid » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:45 am

Hi all,
I've admired this program for a while now after hearing about it on facebook, although I do find the many drawbacks discussed here are really good points to consider.

Anyway, I would love to do it if I can muster up enough money to make a reasonable donation.

Does anyone know if a male wishing to participate in the novice ordination stay with the program has to be debt-free and receive parental permission?

Thanks.

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Re: Monk for a Month?

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:16 am

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Re: Monk for a Month?

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Re: Monk for a Month?

Postby Hanzze » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:45 pm

_/\_
Last edited by Hanzze on Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Monk for a Month?

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Re: Monk for a Month?

Postby fabianfred » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:12 pm

The stupidity was directed at those who are concerned about 'face'...which is just our ego trying to assert itself. Since Buddhists should be trying to diminish the ego by realising the truth of Annatta then they should have no problems with the 'face' issue.
A major hinderance for many Asians I'm afraid.

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Re: Monk for a Month?

Postby fabianfred » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:17 pm

The short-term ordination of foreigners as novices for a week or two offered by Monk4aMonth is different from the ususal 'buat gair bon'...ordaining to keep mum happy... by normal Thai boys.
The foreigners are interested in learning about the religion and getting practical experience, rather than just reading books about it sat comfortably at home.
Relatively wealthy Farang going on alms-round and enjoying the generousity of the relatively poor local people is something which has to be experienced, and the M4aM guests are always moved by it.

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Re: Monk for a Month?

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:23 pm

And crawling on the planets face,some insects called the human race.
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Re: Monk for a Month?

Postby fabianfred » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:33 am

My favourite time of day...and good for practicing mindfulness too...

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Re: Monk for a Month?

Postby Hanzze » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:40 pm

_/\_
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Monk for a Month?

Postby fabianfred » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:32 pm

The MonkforaMonth project has now finished. The Blood Foundation which started it had personal problems with myself and the other foreign monk here at our temple, Phra Chuntawongso. Since it changed to a free, donation based thing the Blood Foundation were not making any funding from it but still had it as a major draw for guests to join their other activities.

The program itself of having visitors stay at the temple and be taught the Dhamma and Vipassana meditation, whilst living in the community, is still active, and the possibility to ordain as a novice for a short time is also available.

Phra Chuntawongso's blog here... http://watsriboenruang.wordpress.com/about-3/

a guests blog on his stay... http://soundmagus.co.uk/vipassana/

We have had enquiries about monk ordination which hasn't happened yet, but would require a long stay of several months before we could assess the suitability and determination of the applicant.

Both Phra Chuntawongso and myself are also on Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/fabian.blandford


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