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American Buddhist Forest Tradition

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Re: American Buddhist Forest Tradition

Postby mirco » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:45 pm

Besides all discussion about credentials:

"In 2006 Vimalaramsi was nominated to become the first USA Representative for the World Buddhist Supreme Summit Council which meets every two years. Upon approval he was inaugurated into this lifetime position on November 1, 2008 in the New Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism in Japan. The Summit represents 32 countries where Buddhism is taught through the three main schools of buddhism. The summit was originally formed in 1998 when H.H. the Dalai Lama of Tibet, Ven. Dr. Enshinjoh of Japan, and the H.H. Sangha Raja of Thailand came together with this idea. The summit seeks to re-examine the fundamental teachings and practice of the Buddha in order to help the three schools of Buddhism to recognize their commonalities in this 21st Century."

He is the laughing one:
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"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." -

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Re: American Buddhist Forest Tradition

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Re: American Buddhist Forest Tradition

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Re: American Buddhist Forest Tradition

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"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." -

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Re: American Buddhist Forest Tradition

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Re: American Buddhist Forest Tradition

Postby Hoo » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:48 pm

:focus: Are there other centers that claim to be an American tradition besides Dhamma Sukkha? Bhante Vimalaramsi is the only one to be making that claim that I've run across but I'm not widely read or traveled.

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Re: American Buddhist Forest Tradition

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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: American Buddhist Forest Tradition

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Re: American Buddhist Forest Tradition

Postby PeterB » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:36 am

Does it mean for example that those who have their origin outside of the USA will be excluded ? Or What ?

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Re: American Buddhist Forest Tradition

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"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." -

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Re: American Buddhist Forest Tradition

Postby mirco » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:24 pm

I got an really helpfull reminder from a friend on this theme:

"Whatever the pros & cons of the monk in question, do not expect to change anyones mind or even raise interest.
Also dont try using reasoned arguments, it will all end in tears."


Yeahhh... tend to forget about the wise things.

Instead I am busy with creating kamma by craving, clinging, my habitual tendencies and the birth of verbal action.

Be well
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Re: American Buddhist Forest Tradition

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Upasampadā: 4 December, 2001

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Re: American Buddhist Forest Tradition

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:55 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.


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