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by Suranga
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Please help me join a monastery
Replies: 18
Views: 8283

Re: Please help me join a monastery

.... - Do monasteries generally appreciate people entering, in part in order to escape a life of poverty? ..) It doesn't matter the reason you entering the monastery at first place . what matters is what are you doing after you enter. even in budhdha's time many people entered with many reasons. Bu...
by Suranga
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: FYI: Monks DO NOT get a free visa when entering Sri Lanka
Replies: 17
Views: 39261

Re: Tourist Visa and Sri Lanka ordination

Thank you very much for the suggestion! It's a very beautiful place and the Abbot seems to be very open-minded. I'll certainly check it out. :thumbsup: There's some very sketchy reports about Pemasiri Thero. https://archive.org/details/kanduboda/page/n3/mode/2up I find it hard to imagine that the p...
by Suranga
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vaccination and ordination
Replies: 40
Views: 19755

Re: Vaccination and ordination

Greetings, Do you have any journal or link we can look at? Also, “human” isn’t necessarily biological in the Dhamma. For example, the Buddha was no longer “human”. By that logic though, would an arahant be denied entry into the Buddhist Order? Metta, Paul. :) Laymen can’t become Arahants. They can,...
by Suranga
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: FYI: Monks DO NOT get a free visa when entering Sri Lanka
Replies: 17
Views: 39261

Re: Tourist Visa and Sri Lanka ordination

May be you should check out sumathipala nahimi meditation center while you in Sri Lanka as well. The head of the new centre is Ven. Pemasiri, a popular and experienced teacher in the Mahāsi tradition who is helpful and friendly to foreigners. He used to stay in Kanduboda VMC and then in Lanka Vipas...
by Suranga
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: FYI: Monks DO NOT get a free visa when entering Sri Lanka
Replies: 17
Views: 39261

Re: Tourist Visa and Sri Lanka ordination

.... Thank you my friend! :thumbsup: I already tested a bunch of those different methods and found the simple steps taught in the suttas to be the right path for concentration practice. It's ridiculously simple. So simple that the Buddha could do it at the age of six!!! [/quote] May be you should c...
by Suranga
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Nisarana vanaya or another monastery
Replies: 4
Views: 7675

Re: Nisarana vanaya or another monastery

Dear friends in the Dhamma, I wish to find a teacher and a monastery in Sri Lanka Let me please introduce myself. I am 29 year old Sri Lankan British man, that after a life of indulgence and lack of faith. I finally took refuge in the triple gem, and after a period of intense meditation , I ordaine...
by Suranga
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Sri Lanka|Thailand|Myanmar|Malaysia: lastest news on opening to foreigners
Replies: 55
Views: 46530

Re: Sri Lanka|Thailand|Myanmar|Malaysia: lastest news on opening to foreigners

Thank you my friend!! You are waiting t ocome down to Sri lanka. but on the otherway I am waiting to go to Myanmar.. Seems like will have to wait till the end of the pandemic.. Good luck. I hope Myanmar opens as soon as possible! May I know why Myanmar? :) nothing special. We went there once. We li...
by Suranga
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Selecting a Sri Lanka Monastery for Ordination
Replies: 39
Views: 32850

Re: Selecting a Sri Lanka Monastery for Ordination

true arhants? but i am not convinced Me neither ..so I just disregard these is there arhants in sri lanka? or non returner or sotapanna? Real arhants ,may be.we hear a stories about good monks in the remote forests time to time. but these...I don't know, and there are many(like these) who claim the...
by Suranga
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Sri Lanka|Thailand|Myanmar|Malaysia: lastest news on opening to foreigners
Replies: 55
Views: 46530

Re: Sri Lanka|Thailand|Myanmar|Malaysia: lastest news on opening to foreigners

It's fine. Nothing will stop me from ordaining. Sadhu sadhu! I wasn't implying that these would be a barrier to ordination. Just that if people are trying to figure out what financial resources they will need, they should probably plan for a bit more to accommodate extra health insurance. At least ...
by Suranga
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Selecting a Sri Lanka Monastery for Ordination
Replies: 39
Views: 32850

Re: Selecting a Sri Lanka Monastery for Ordination

confusedlayman wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:53 am
Suranga wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:45 am
confusedlayman wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:29 pm Aloka upadi? The abbot is arhant .. she told it herself...
Not the only.and not the first..there will be many more like that in future..
true arhants? but i am not convinced
Me neither ..so I just disregard these
by Suranga
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: FYI: Monks DO NOT get a free visa when entering Sri Lanka
Replies: 17
Views: 39261

Re: Tourist Visa and Sri Lanka ordination

You may find lot of monks who are practicing some thing else. Great! :woohoo: Just take it easy. one step forward. this is a life time journey. And in another note, the Buddhism you see in scriptures is different from the ones we may come across nowadays. Today is more than 2500 years after the Lor...
by Suranga
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Selecting a Sri Lanka Monastery for Ordination
Replies: 39
Views: 32850

Re: Selecting a Sri Lanka Monastery for Ordination

confusedlayman wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:29 pm Aloka upadi? The abbot is arhant .. she told it herself...
Not the only.and not the first..there will be many more like that in future..
by Suranga
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: FYI: Monks DO NOT get a free visa when entering Sri Lanka
Replies: 17
Views: 39261

Re: Tourist Visa and Sri Lanka ordination

[/quote] What if the person simply follows the steps taught by the Buddha like in here , and not Pa Auk, Buddhaghosa, Mahasi, Goenka? Sometimes I get very disappointed about concentration practice in Buddhism. There is so much disagreement. [/quote] The abbot is very kind and discuss with him that y...
by Suranga
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Moderation in food, 6th precept and weight loss
Replies: 25
Views: 26715

Re: Moderation in food, 6th precept and weight loss

rhinoceroshorn wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:45 pm From June to September 1th I have been slowly losing weight. It's 76kg now. I think it will eventually stop around 74 or 75 kg. It's fine.

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by Suranga
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: FYI: Monks DO NOT get a free visa when entering Sri Lanka
Replies: 17
Views: 39261

Re: Tourist Visa and Sri Lanka ordination

I should also add that if you don't fully agree with the views officially endorsed here (Pa Auk, Abhidhamma/commentaries, Sinhalese Buddhist tradition) you should better keep that to yourself. There is a recent trend toward trying to make sure everyone conforms to these. Regards I think this is not...