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by Samuel Vega
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Fellas, may I lean on you?
Replies: 7
Views: 11512

Re: Fellas, may I lean on you?

Thank you😊
by Samuel Vega
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are any well-known monasteries open for someone wanting to ordain?
Replies: 7
Views: 7612

Are any well-known monasteries open for someone wanting to ordain?

Seems kind of a rough time for someone wanting to ordain. I write letters and emails to different monasteries but never hear back from them.
by Samuel Vega
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Fellas, may I lean on you?
Replies: 7
Views: 11512

Re: Fellas, may I lean on you?

Thank you for that😁 Yes I probably am building things up in my mind. Important me, poor me, it's so silly really, but it seems big if we dwell on it.
by Samuel Vega
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Fellas, may I lean on you?
Replies: 7
Views: 11512

Fellas, may I lean on you?

Following and being a part of western culture has always led me away from true happiness. It’s flashy, it has tantalizing sounds and sights and sweet promises. Following these things has always left me spiritually empty-handed, so why is it that I’m having such a hard time as I stand at the crossroa...
by Samuel Vega
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Hi, i’m looking for some information about monastic life
Replies: 7
Views: 7791

Re: Hi, i’m looking for some information about monastic life

From what I have heard of other's in your situation, asia is probably the best place to look-- Thailand and Burma....... Thank you very much! I didn’t realize that US monasteries generally are the age-restrictive ones. And yes, I would imagine that my situation is unusually suited for transition in...
by Samuel Vega
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Hi, i’m looking for some information about monastic life
Replies: 7
Views: 7791

Re: Hi, i’m looking for some information about monastic life

Chanh Dao wrote: Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:55 pm You can look into the Pa Auk tradition in Myanmar
OK, I will do that, thank you! Yes I’ve heard of him, big name in jhana teaching.
by Samuel Vega
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Hi, i’m looking for some information about monastic life
Replies: 7
Views: 7791

Hi, i’m looking for some information about monastic life

Hi, folks. 😊 Skip the first few paragraphs to get straight to the questions. I suppose a little backstory is likely helpful or possibly interesting. I started meditating what I consider hard-core about 2.5 years ago, and the way it has been changing my life is so beautiful. Truly, everything that I ...