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by gavesako
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therigatha
Replies: 36
Views: 795

Re: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therig

I think this book can best be seen as an example of "American Folk Buddhism": But it is also a largely a product of a particular American subculture, a very educated, white, middle-to-upper class culture that tends to reject things more than most other subcultures. Folk Buddhism includes any a popul...
by gavesako
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therigatha
Replies: 36
Views: 795

Re: Revealing counterfeit Dhamma: Poems of Matty Weingast published in "The First Free Women" as a version of the Therig

What's puzzling to me is that Ajahn Pasanno was actually reading these verses out at Abhayagiri as something deep to contemplate as if it was really the Therigatha.



They discuss the issues of translation at the end.
by gavesako
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Walking Meditation Sutta
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Walking Meditation Sutta

Instruction on walking meditation:

by gavesako
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Esoteric Theravada - Kate Croby
Replies: 66
Views: 6481

Re: Esoteric Theravada - Kate Croby

Nirvana & the new technologies: the suppression & renewal of meditation in Buddhist Southeast Asia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9T_6Ejk1hE An Inaugural Lecture by Professor Kate Crosby This talk looks at the impact of the 19th century religion-science divide on Buddhist meditation in Southeast ...
by gavesako
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Ajahn Chah teach eternal citta or otherwise eternalism?
Replies: 68
Views: 5077

Re: Did Ajahn Chah teach eternal citta or otherwise eternalism?

Did Ajahn Chah ever claim to be a Theravadan? And if he didn't, why would it be a problem if he taught some stuff that was at variance with the suttas, or with orthodox Theravada? This question would probably sound rather meaningless to someone like him, because people in South-East Asian Buddhist ...
by gavesako
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: To the End of Body and Mind: Story of Nyāṇadīpa Bhante's Life
Replies: 5
Views: 4943

To the End of Body and Mind: Story of Nyāṇadīpa Bhante's Life

To the End of Body and Mind: The Story of Nyāṇadīpa Bhante's Life and His Teachings at Bhaddeka Vihari Aranya Compiled by Bhante Joe Atulo | November 2020 In January 2020, Nyāṇadīpa Bhante came to stay at Bhaddeka Vihari Aranya. He was feeling in good health and was very open to discussing the Dham...
by gavesako
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Ajahn Chah teach eternal citta or otherwise eternalism?
Replies: 68
Views: 5077

Re: Did Ajahn Chah teach eternal citta or otherwise eternalism?

Ajahn Chah and the TFT was my first entry into Buddhism. I read them less these days but I don’t recall detecting any eternalism in Ajahn Chah’s teachings. I’ve always read “the one who knows” as a teaching device, one that he clearly stated wasn’t any kind of self. You can see that clearly from Aj...
by gavesako
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Ajahn Chah teach eternal citta or otherwise eternalism?
Replies: 68
Views: 5077

Re: Did Ajahn Chah teach eternal citta or otherwise eternalism?

It is useful to read this new re-translation of Ajahn Chah's talk "The Knower" by Ajahn Thanissaro which is more accurate than previous versions and clarifies a number of subtle points: Question: When contemplating this way, as we normally say, it really is contemplation, right? You have to use tho...
by gavesako
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: If Theravada is true how do you explain anecdotal experiences with Buddhas?
Replies: 18
Views: 5847

Re: If Theravada is true how do you explain anecdotal experiences with Buddhas?

Although Buddhism is often depicted as a religion of meditators and philosophers, some of the earliest writings extant in India offer a very different portrait of the Buddhist practitioner. In Indian Buddhist narratives from the early centuries of the Common Era, most lay religious practice consists...
by gavesako
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhammayut Thai Temples Friendly to Phenomenonlogical Approach?
Replies: 33
Views: 16105

Re: Dhammayut Thai Temples Friendly to Phenomenonlogical Approach?

Why would I be interested? Merely attempting to assist the questioner. The op's question was re Dhammayut temples in Thailand familiar with that stream of Buddhist thought. Precisely. Or at least a monk who is, doesn't have to be that the/a temple itself is 'dedicated' to it per say. Just the name ...
by gavesako
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's the problem with phenomenological/existentialist approaches to the Dhamma?
Replies: 9
Views: 1209

Re: What's the problem with phenomenological/existentialist approaches to the Dhamma?

It's essentially another kind of Abhidhamma approach using a different kind of terminology and insisting on its primacy when it comes to practising Dhamma. Most of such 'practice', just like with traditional Abhidhamma, consists of defining terms and coming up with elaborate descriptions.
by gavesako
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN sutta 30: 29(9) walking meditation
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: AN sutta 30: 29(9) walking meditation

7.27 Morning Coffee: Ajahn Sona on "A Pleasure Not To Be Feared" https://youtu.be/gv_3ScNHd0A?t=1966 32:42 Ajahn, is it possible to enter Jhāna while practicing walking meditation? 40:20 Can Ajahn point to the sutta that say Samādhi is better in walking compared to sitting Samādhi? Walking Meditati...
by gavesako
Thu May 28, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: "Buddhist Paths: to the Forest or to the Palace?"
Replies: 0
Views: 683

"Buddhist Paths: to the Forest or to the Palace?"

Louis Gabaude: "Buddhist Paths: to the Forest or to the Palace?" Abstract: Buddhist studies in the West have been conditioned first by Greek and then by Christian conceptions of religion as a set of beliefs, doctrines or dogmas. This perspective may not take into account the initial conflicting dyn...
by gavesako
Sun May 24, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Passing of the abbot of Wat Pa Ban Tad
Replies: 17
Views: 24009

Re: Passing of the abbot of Wat Pa Ban Tad

Video from his funeral:

by gavesako
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada is actively growing in the West. What is your take on what the future of that may bring?
Replies: 37
Views: 3819

Re: Theravada is actively growing in the West. What is your take on what the future of that may bring?

A good article by David Brazier: So now we face a situation where Buddhism in the West has absorbed a mulitude of values and attitudes that have no connection with Buddha, but have their roots in Europen history and North American concerns. http://eleusis.ning.com/group/buddhism/forum/topics/unmoder...