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by BKh
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?
Replies: 24
Views: 1269

Re: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?

Also, do you happen to know anything about the considerations that might lead a monastery like Tisarana to be so supportive of bhikkhunis but not at least give more open voice to that? (I don't mean giving the level of support that Ajahn Brahm has given, just publicly stating what they seem to thin...
by BKh
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:29 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: 806

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

rascally Weingast fellow Interesting comment. I'm always fascinated with the way our thoughts shape our emotions and behavior. Might this train of thought be unconstructive? I'm also hoping that the discussion doesn't turn into personal attacks. However, if you take the time to read his poems and c...
by BKh
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:15 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: 806

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

coffeendonuts wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:17 pm Believe it or not, what Matty Weingast is doing was standard practice in the ancient world.
Could you elaborate on that. I'm curious.
by BKh
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:05 am
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: 806

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

For me (having looked at only one page of the book ) As for the title of this thread "counterfeit Dhamma" - I think that is not valid. It is more like monopoly money compared to real money - no one, except a toddler, is fooled into thinking it is real money. The stuff to worry about is the counterf...
by BKh
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:20 am
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: 806

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

I'm surprised that this topic hasn't come up here yet. Shambala Publications has published a book of original poetry and passing it off (quite successfully) as a version of the Therigatha. If you look at reviews on Amazon or on Goodreads , you can see that the majority are thinking they are reading ...
by BKh
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?
Replies: 24
Views: 1269

Re: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?

While I can see the value in not ordaining at a monastery that actively opposes ordination of women (like Wat Metta), in general it is not going to be a good way to know if the monastery will be good for you to ordain at. One distinction that can be made is the difference between monasteries that su...
by BKh
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names editions
Replies: 9
Views: 5745

Re: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names editions

Thanks so much for reporting back!

Good to know about MMB. Sorry you had a bad experience. Hopefully the paypal report will lead to the shutting down of their payment gateway.
by BKh
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Could someone tell me where to find something please?
Replies: 5
Views: 3120

Re: Could someone tell me where to find something please?

Compendium of Philosophy (trsl. of the Abhidhamm'attha-sangaha) by S. Z. Aung and Mrs. Rhys Davids, P T S. Trsl. 1910. (Cpd.).
From https://www.digitalpalireader.online/_d ... index.html
by BKh
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Sri Lanka|Thailand|Myanmar|Malaysia: lastest news on opening to foreigners
Replies: 55
Views: 46520

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

I also meant to remind folks to absolutely check in with the monasteries you are thinking of visiting. They may have their own policies. They may also have some inside info since they probably have contacts at the immigration office.
by BKh
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Sri Lanka|Thailand|Myanmar|Malaysia: lastest news on opening to foreigners
Replies: 55
Views: 46520

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

Here is a link to an article that isn't behind a paywall: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/sri-lanka-will-reopen-to-tourists-next-month-%E2%80%93-but-they-must-stay-for-at-least-two-weeks/ar-BB1bJviZ?li=BBoPWjQ Some good news in the article, maybe. Looks like 6 month visas will be available. How...
by BKh
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Please help me join a monastery
Replies: 18
Views: 8280

Re: Please help me join a monastery

The monastic routine is usually quite rigid, with most monasteries getting up at at least 4 in the morning and not going to bed until after 10 at night. Senior monks have more latitude but as a junior bhikkhu you will be expected to follow the schedule exactly. This is true for "good" monasteries. ...
by BKh
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is 'Seven weeks after enlightenment' included in Tripiṭaka?
Replies: 5
Views: 2126

Re: Is 'Seven weeks after enlightenment' included in Tripiṭaka?

The period after the Buddha's enlightenment is covered in the Vinaya. The Great Chapter is great to read: https://suttacentral.net/pli-tv-kd1/en/horner-brahmali https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/Texts-and-Translations/Mahakhandhako/index.htm You can also find parts at the beginning of the Udana...
by BKh
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Expense on the path to ordination
Replies: 4
Views: 4121

Re: Expense on the path to ordination

I wouldn't save anything for if you decide not to ordain. That way you might be saving for a looong time. This is a really tricky one and it depends on the individual and how many non-cash resources they have. It's not good to be stuck in a living situation, especially a monastic one, just because ...
by BKh
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did mogollana actually travel to hell to save his mother?
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Did mogollana actually travel to hell to save his mother?

Isnt it his mother n same life? Proof? No, it's not. http://www.palikanon.com/english/pali_names/sa/saariputta.htm Sāriputta died some months before the Buddha. It is true that the account of the Buddha's death in the Mahā Parinibbāna Sutta ignores all reference to Sāriputta, though it does introdu...