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by brandwach
Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Dharma center to stay at in San Francisco?
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Dharma center to stay at in San Francisco?

I am currently at a conference in SF which lasts til Wednesday. I will stay an extra 6 days in San Francisco, basically on vacation. So I am looking for a dharma center here in SF where I could stay and do a little mini-retreat and also be exposed to some teaching and be around other spiritual pract...
by brandwach
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana Skype sessions of out-loud Mahasi style noting
Replies: 12
Views: 2429

Re: Vipassana Skype sessions of out-loud Mahasi style noting

Dear moderator, if this post is misplaced, please put it in its proper place.
Thank you.
by brandwach
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana Skype sessions of out-loud Mahasi style noting
Replies: 12
Views: 2429

Vipassana Skype sessions of out-loud Mahasi style noting

Skype sessions of out-loud Mahasi style noting with others. I do vipassana - Mahasi style noting. This is a meditation that can be done with others out loud. It is very effective. I am looking for noting partners. This can be done on the phone if you are in the US, as I am. Or it can also be done on...
by brandwach
Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:01 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: To Marry or Ordain -Which resources should I consult first?
Replies: 27
Views: 7163

Re: To Marry or Ordain -Which resources should I consult first?

Regarding the issue of living a life without access to the pleasure of sex (ordaining), I think I could be ok with celibacy. But, the whole not having a family thing seems like it might be a regret. Here I should mention that this assessment is made with an unenlightened mind. Once, meditating more,...
by brandwach
Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do most westerners that ordain stay in Robes?
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

Do most westerners that ordain stay in Robes?

Do most westerners, once ordained, stay in them?
With Metta
by brandwach
Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: To Marry or Ordain -Which resources should I consult first?
Replies: 27
Views: 7163

Re: To Marry or Ordain -Which resources should I consult first?

About going to a monastery for a few months. Yes, that's a good idea. I will send a letter to Wat Metta tomorrow about a visit.
by brandwach
Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: To Marry or Ordain -Which resources should I consult first?
Replies: 27
Views: 7163

Re: To Marry or Ordain -Which resources should I consult first?

Thank you all. I appreciate the community support. The retreats I have done are mostly in Mahayana Lay centers. I am doing a 10 day Goenka Retreat later this week. Certainly these days I feel a strong draw to renunciation. Matter-of-factly, I know that sensual/worldly pleasures are fleeting, and set...
by brandwach
Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:50 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: To Marry or Ordain -Which resources should I consult first?
Replies: 27
Views: 7163

Re: To Marry or Ordain -Which resources should I consult first?

PS: I should say I am not yet a Stream Enterer.
by brandwach
Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: To Marry or Ordain -Which resources should I consult first?
Replies: 27
Views: 7163

To Marry or Ordain -Which resources should I consult first?

To Marry or Ordain -Which resources should I consult before making a decision? I have a very serious Girlfriend. I love her. I also have a business that produces nearly passive income in quantities to afford a comfortable lifestyle (The business thing is, of course, in Samsara, and of course subject...