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by Chi
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Temporary Ordination at Panditarama?
Replies: 13
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Re: Temporary Ordination at Panditarama?

I was a novice for about an hour or so, and then a full ordination. It was sort of like, "Oh, now you are a fully ordained monk and you will be whenever you ordain next, if you decide to." No duties, no service. It's actually pretty darn cool. Wearing robes: There is the "easy" way when one is medit...
by Chi
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Temporary Ordination at Panditarama?
Replies: 13
Views: 4573

Re: Temporary Ordination at Panditarama?

The retreat was intense. U Pandita Sayadaw gave Dhamma talks many nights. He has extremely high standards (obviously, as he is speaking from ultimate realization) and it has humbled me greatly. I took robes for 12 days. I encourage everybody who is serious about the Path to take robes at least tempo...
by Chi
Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Temporary Ordination at Panditarama?
Replies: 13
Views: 4573

Re: Temporary Ordination at Panditarama?

Why ordain as a novice? Why not? Many people in many SE Asian countries ordain temporarily for a period of time. I don't see any negative consequences to ordaining. I feel it would remind me everyday of why I am at the retreat. Having fewer clothes to wear is part of renunciation. There may not be a...
by Chi
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Temporary Ordination at Panditarama?
Replies: 13
Views: 4573

Temporary Ordination at Panditarama?

Hello Dhamma Brothers and Sisters, I am visiting the Panditarama Forest Monastery and sitting the annual 60-day retreat. I would like to ordain as a novice for the duration of the retreat. A few questions regarding temporary ordination: 1. If I have money (cash, cards), basic clothes and toiletries ...