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Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

Postby Goedert » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:43 am

I'm trying to search a suitable place to ordain and live as a monk.

The type of meditation teaching I'm seeking is samatha-vipassana, in a way that they cannot be separated.

Any one know a place, excluding Wat Pah Nanachat, that is a Forest Monastery and hold this type of meditation instruction?

Would like to see adress to send a letter or telephone. Thanks for every one who give your time to answer.

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Re: Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

Postby appicchato » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:00 am

This monk's view, while not shared by all, if any, is that you're more apt to get more 'instruction' reading, and putting to practice, the wealth of information available on the internet than in any temple in either Thailand, or Sri Lanka…wishing you well...

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Re: Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:34 am

สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

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: Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

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Re: Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

Postby pilgrim » Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:03 am

The OP wishes to ordain . You can't do that thru the Net.

You can try Pa auk monastery in Myanmar
http://www.paauk.org/
or Na-Uyana in Sri Lanka
Na-Uyana Aranya, Pansiyagama 60554, Sri Lanka

Actually, I'm quite surprised that anyone here would discourage one from ordaining. Isn't that akusala?

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Re: Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

Postby BlackBird » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:19 am

Personally would recommend Na Uyana in Sri Lanka over Pa Auk FM in Burma.

Na Uyana has excellent support, they take care of all foreign monks' passports, foods good, great solitude, and you have freedom to practice your own method of meditation IF you want. There's a good number of western monks there and they have a good library. The medical & dental support is a world above what you'll get in Burma, and for monks it is free.

Not trying to put you off Pa Auk in Burma, but it does have a reputation for malaria and the medical care you will get in Burma is not great, even by Asian standards.

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Re: Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

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Re: Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

Postby shjohnk » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:58 pm

Can foreigners still stay gain visas to stay long-term in Myanmar? If so, I like the look of Pa Auk - Just the first instruction for meditators warms my heart: Respect everyone. :anjali:

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Re: Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

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Re: Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

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Re: Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

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Re: Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

Postby bazzaman » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:40 am

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Re: Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

Postby Goedert » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:52 am

This is the teaching instruction that I'm searching.

Anupadadhammavipassana

"Anupada Sutta: One After Another" (MN 111), translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Access to Insight, June 14, 2010, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html.

Actually that translation of Bhante Thanissaro is ok.

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Re: Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

Postby pilgrim » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:05 am

Other possibilities in the west are Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana in Perth, Australia or Bhante Gunaratana in Bhavana Society, USA

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Re: Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

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Re: Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

Postby yuttadhammo » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:32 pm





Upasampadā: 4 December, 2001

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Re: Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

Postby pilgrim » Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:24 pm

Can't understand the sutta you quoted as there is no relevant meaning for the word "effacement". Why do they use such words in the english translations? :cry:

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Re: Ordination - Thailand or Sri Lanka

Postby yuttadhammo » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:35 pm





Upasampadā: 4 December, 2001


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