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by Chanh Dao
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Hello I'm interested in information preferably in the sutras regarding multiple ordinations with different teachers.
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Hello I'm interested in information preferably in the sutras regarding multiple ordinations with different teachers.

Personally I am ordained Thai Forrest. I'd also like to be ordained in Myanmar. Thereby having a dual ordination. Is there any history or backing for this kind of thing. I'd also like to ordain in a mahayana Monastic order. What is there historically regarding this? Not looking for personal opinions...
by Chanh Dao
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Mahanikaya vs Dhammayuttika
Replies: 24
Views: 7640

Re: Mahanikaya vs Dhammayuttika

I'm a member of the Dhammayut. I'm originally from USA but moved to Thailand and ordained. If anyone has any questions about my experience I'll do my best to answer.

I've only been a monk for almost 5 months so my experience is limited.
by Chanh Dao
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Possibility of ordination?
Replies: 17
Views: 2440

Re: Possibility of ordination?

Hmm. Well I certainly don't agree with excluding intersex or trans people from ordaining.

Worst comes to worst you can certainly ordain in a Mahayana tradition if you have personal issues with the Pali Canon on ordaining as a trans person.

Complicated stuff.
by Chanh Dao
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Possibility of ordination?
Replies: 17
Views: 2440

Re: Possibility of ordination?

You can get an idea of the testicles issue from pgs. 861-862 of Ajahn Thanissaro's Buddhist Monastic Code: Disqualifications The factors that would disqualify an applicant from receiving ordination are of three sorts: those absolutely disqualifying him for life—even if he receives ordination, he do...
by Chanh Dao
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Possibility of ordination?
Replies: 17
Views: 2440

Re: Possibility of ordination?

Sadhu sadhu. Wonderful responses. Personally I would fully supposed the ordination. Testicles or not is of no concern to me. As far as being "valid" or not the only person who is the actual authority on that died thousands of years ago. A rule that basically states that people who don't have testicl...
by Chanh Dao
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Possibility of ordination?
Replies: 17
Views: 2440

Re: Possibility of ordination?

In Thailand there is a lot of support for the lgbtq community. There are many monks and novices who are trans/gay/taking hormones etc. It is no problem to be trans and ordained. The only issue you will run into is finding a suitable monastary that will accept you and support you in your aspirations ...
by Chanh Dao
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What did the Buddha say about ordaining children?
Replies: 4
Views: 914

What did the Buddha say about ordaining children?

I understand that in modern times children monks are simply called novices but what did the Buddha say on this matter? If anything? I'm very interested to know as I've seen many many "novices" worked to the bone by senior monks and also I know the education they go through is also mainly Buddhism no...
by Chanh Dao
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Temples with English speaking teachers in Thailand?
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Temples with English speaking teachers in Thailand?

I know about wat pah nanachat. Looking to find out about any other hidden gems out there.

Thank :)
by Chanh Dao
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Holocaust denial, revisionism or agnosticism and monastic duties
Replies: 25
Views: 2520

Re: Holocaust denial, revisionism or agnosticism and monastic duties

Wasn't the Buddha hugely socially engaged? He constantly addressed even small issues in a community of thousands and set hard rules from simple cases and situations for everyone. Just from one case of something happening and it being an issue. I would say that looking at the Buddha's life he was hug...
by Chanh Dao
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhu, Bhikkhuni and food
Replies: 8
Views: 1056

Re: Bhikkhu, Bhikkhuni and food

Bhikkuni ordinations are as valid as any bhikku ordinations. Thinking differently is bordering on sexism.
by Chanh Dao
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhu, Bhikkhuni and food
Replies: 8
Views: 1056

Re: Bhikkhu, Bhikkhuni and food

I was travelling recently and early in the morning at a bus stop a nun appeared out of nowhere and offered me food.

I think it is okay.

The rule I believe is not to receive from women so in Thailand we use a cloth to receive it.
by Chanh Dao
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What are the ways in which a monk can disrobe or be disrobed?
Replies: 18
Views: 2526

Re: What are the ways in which a monk can disrobe or be disrobed?

Haha walking to wat pah nanachat. Hilariously idealistic sounding :'D
by Chanh Dao
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What are the ways in which a monk can disrobe or be disrobed?
Replies: 18
Views: 2526

Re: What are the ways in which a monk can disrobe or be disrobed?

Yeah basically my situation is that my upachaya is not my teacher. Just faciliting all the formalities of me being a monk and is only doing so because I have a highly regarded monk friend who is a Pali scholar. It's not at all ideal... No connection with teacher. Not really anyone here who can speak...