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by StormBorn
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Nissarana Vanaya
Replies: 26
Views: 4050

Re: Nissarana Vanaya

Anyone with direct personal experience with Nissarana Vanaya in Sri Lanka? Why Sri Lanka but not Myanmar or Thailand or a Western monastery like Bodhiyana? I'm asking out of curiosity. SL offers the best all around environment for practicing seriously plus long term visa, strong support from lay de...
by StormBorn
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why Westerners can't extend loving kindness to themselves?
Replies: 29
Views: 4827

Re: Why Westerners can't extend loving kindness to themselves?

Having worked with both Westerners and Asians alike for many years, I have observed a great degree of self-hatred and lack of empathy among Westerners generally. However, that is now changing, perhaps due to the flooding of Asian societies by the Western media/social media hence the cultural garbag...
by StormBorn
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why Westerners can't extend loving kindness to themselves?
Replies: 29
Views: 4827

Re: Why Westerners can't extend loving kindness to themselves?

Having worked with both Westerners and Asians alike for many years, I have observed a great degree of self-hatred and lack of empathy among Westerners generally. However, that is now changing, perhaps due to the flooding of Asian societies by the Western media/social media hence the cultural garbage.
by StormBorn
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Nissarana Vanaya
Replies: 26
Views: 4050

Re: Nissarana Vanaya

Sroberto wrote: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:39 pmAnyone with direct personal experience with Nissarana Vanaya in Sri Lanka?
Why Sri Lanka but not Myanmar or Thailand or a Western monastery like Bodhiyana? I'm asking out of curiosity.