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by lyallben
Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation Visa for Myanmar in Bangkok
Replies: 9
Views: 3400

Re: Meditation Visa for Myanmar in Bangkok

Hello, I just got a meditation visa in bangkok in early July. Have two photographs, a photocopy of your passport, thai baht to pay for it. You can get an application form either at the shop along the soi but now they have cars outside(the shops) so no need to walk .If you pay extra you can get the v...
by lyallben
Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Abusing the Buddha
Replies: 20
Views: 3490

Abusing the Buddha

Interesting article in Salon.com
by lyallben
Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: S.N Goenka
Replies: 1
Views: 840

S.N Goenka

Just discovered this on the Burma Dhamma site. In 2000 Sri S. N. Goenka visited Sayadaw Shwe Oo Min.http://burmadhamma.blogspot.com/2013/03/sn-goenka-pays-respects-to-shwe-oo-min.html Why post this? As a fledgling student of Sayadaw Tejaniya this gives me confidence that such an eminent Teacher as G...
by lyallben
Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chittagong
Replies: 0
Views: 539

Chittagong

Does anybody know what's happening here?
A long time ago I read in a Buddhist newspaper about Muslims burning out Buddhists in this area.I sent a letter to someone.
The desire to know what has happened to these people has lingered.Maybe someone on the board knows about the situation there?
by lyallben
Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Myanmar
Replies: 0
Views: 590

In Myanmar

I read this article in the Guardian: " Buddhist monk uses racism and rumours to spread hatred in Burma Thousands watch YouTube videos of 45-year-old 'Burmese Bin Laden' who preaches against country's Muslim minority" There seem to be parallels with Sinhalese nationalism.
by lyallben
Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Killing and Corruption in Sri Lanka
Replies: 30
Views: 8012

Killing and Corruption in Sri Lanka

Just wanted to mention the often brutal goings on in Sri Lanka. An English Red Cross worker was killed allegedly by a prominent Sri Lankan politician, when he intervened to stop the politician from assaulting his girlfriend.The girlfriend was assaulted and raped. The politician seems to be protected...
by lyallben
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerners?
Replies: 11
Views: 4307

Re: Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerners?

There's a Dhammayut monastery near Udon Thani with an American Bhikku resident there. The Abbot is Ajahn Sangob.The name is Wat Mettakitkun.(I think).
by lyallben
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1519

Re: Advice

I don't feel its right being at a centre where they want you to do their technique and not doing it.
As for ladies in bikinis- have you developed siddhis?
by lyallben
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1519

Re: Advice

My practice is the full body awareness anapana and metta - so I would prefer a place that is open to different methods.Or uses this method. If I was in the States there are a number of Teachers who teach this style. Or accept students who use different types of anapana. I know that monasteries in th...
by lyallben
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1519

Advice

I'm going to Thailand in less than a few weeks.I intend to spend that time at monasteries hopefully doing some sitting.I use a chair for sitting- I am reasonably independent re my sitting practice but it would be good to be able to ask some advice occasionally. i don't want to practice in the Mahasi...
by lyallben
Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Larry Rosenberg.
Replies: 13
Views: 3587

Re: Larry Rosenberg.

Richard Shankman is also open to using full body anapana as is Andrea Fella ( a student of Thanissaro Bhikku). I listened to a talk by Ajahn Sona and he seemed to be saying that his interpretation of the Anapana Sati Sutta was that awareness at the nostrils was the correct technique- to appreciate t...
by lyallben
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Larry Rosenberg.
Replies: 13
Views: 3587

Re: Larry Rosenberg.

I'm interested in reading or listening to other Teachers who practice this method.
Thanks.
I never realised Ajahn Sucitto taught in this way. I enjoy his talks and humour.
by lyallben
Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Larry Rosenberg.
Replies: 13
Views: 3587

Re: Larry Rosenberg.

I'm interested to learn from your experience and know about other Teachers.
What I find refreshing about Larry Rosenberg is that he doesn't teach a one approach suits all.
by lyallben
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Larry Rosenberg.
Replies: 13
Views: 3587

Larry Rosenberg.

Has anybody on the board experience with " full body awareness" anapana as taught by Larry Rosenberg? (I believe
he was a student of Ajahn Buddhadasa and other Teachers.) Or similar forms of anapana,not focused exclusively at the nostrils?
by lyallben
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Balance of breath vs bare awareness in 1month retreat
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Re: Balance of breath vs bare awareness in 1month retreat

hello,
Larry Rosenberg teaches breathing meditation and then bare awareness or vipassana.
There are many of his talks on Dharma Seed.
Best wishes