Hillside Hermitage and Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero

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Hillside Hermitage and Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero

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Greetings,

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I'm unsure how new this site is, but I know it's a different site to the Path Press one where the teachings of Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero (formerly known as Ninoslav Ñāṇamoli) were earlier stored, so I share it here for anyone who may be interested...

Hillside Hermitage
Hillside Hermitage is a small hermitage for Buddhist monks of the Theravada Forest Tradition. It’s located near the Knuckles mountain range in central Sri Lanka. Founded few years ago by Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero (Ninoslav Molnar) , (who has received his Upasampada ordination in the Thai Forest Meditation Tradition over ten years ago) and Venerable Thaniyo Bhikkhu, who joined him shortly afterwards. Venerable Thaniyo received his Upasampada over half a dozen of years ago in the same Forest meditation tradition of Thailand. Couple of years later, Venerable Pannaratana Bhikkhu, originally ordained by the Most Venerable Bhante Henepola Gunaratana at Bhavana Society in USA, has also joined the Hillside Hermitage Sangha.

The following pages contain Nyanamoli Thero’s Teachings, namely the Dhamma talks, writings and photography of the life at the Hermitage.
I've not done a full reconciliation of essays, but it appears there may be some new ones, in addition to audio Dhamma talks and an online version of his wonderful first book: MEANINGS, Essays and Letters on Dhamma (2014)
Preface from MEANINGS wrote:Doubt always remains present and it continuously needs fixing. But how to realize the ideal meaning, if not by following what others have done and by fulfilling commonly-accepted techniques and views? What is the real meaning of existence and suffering?

Meanings is not a book to give direct answers to such questions. There is nothing here that you can take up as a belief, an empty speculation or a theory. The author, Ven. Ajahn Ñāṇamoli, refrains from explaining Dhamma, an act which he regards as mere psychological investigation and linearly-connected facts. Here is no intent to set up a fixed theory. What the author does do is describe the nature of experience as it is: not about this or that problem or fact in the world, but the experience as such—Dhamma, which has to be investigated with proper attention e.g. seeing the present simultaneous relationship of an arisen thing and its determination. With proper attention, the being of things is gradually revealed—and not understanding the nature of this being, the author says, is the fundamental ignorance. He then describes nothing but the nature, the dhamma, of things—not by looking for the meaning, but understanding meanings.

‘Essays’, the first part of the book, contains just that: descriptions of the experience. This is no doubt difficult material to digest: it demands that the reader recognize those described things in his own experience. Without developed mindfulness and right attention, these writings will be impossible to grasp.

The second part of the book, the ‘Correspondence with Mathias’, provides useful support in understanding the essays. This private correspondence has been taking place with a German friend, Mathias, since 2009.

The third part, ‘Additional Texts’, contains questions posted on http://www.pathpress.org by people who wanted to understand the essays and sought clarification, with answers by Ven. Ñāṇamoli.
Previous Dhamma Wheel discussions on his teachings:

- "Appearance and Existence" by Ven. Ninoslav Ñāṇamoli
- Ven. Ninoslav Ñāṇamoli's notes on meditation
- Phenomenological writing by Ven. N. Nanamoli

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Metta,
Paul. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

"Overcome the liar by truth." (Dhp 223)
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Here is their YouTube channel.
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCKejmWAt_kNpRMq5gQEGAqw

Tons of great topics and constant stream of new material
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I reached out on path press to get a copy of meanings recently but never heard back. Strange.
A dying man can only rely upon his wisdom, if he developed it. Wisdom is not dependent upon any phenomenon originated upon six senses. It is developed on the basis of the discernment of the same. That’s why when one’s senses start to wither and die, the knowledge of their nature remains unaffected. When there is no wisdom, there will be despair, in the face of death.

- Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero
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Idappaccayata wrote: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:17 pm I reached out on path press to get a copy of meanings recently but never heard back. Strange.
To the best of my knowledge they only printed 125 hardcover copies and they quickly sold out.
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SDC wrote: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:42 pm
Idappaccayata wrote: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:17 pm I reached out on path press to get a copy of meanings recently but never heard back. Strange.
To the best of my knowledge they only printed 125 hardcover copies and they quickly sold out.

Ahh that makes sense.
A dying man can only rely upon his wisdom, if he developed it. Wisdom is not dependent upon any phenomenon originated upon six senses. It is developed on the basis of the discernment of the same. That’s why when one’s senses start to wither and die, the knowledge of their nature remains unaffected. When there is no wisdom, there will be despair, in the face of death.

- Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero
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Idappaccayata wrote: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:17 pm I reached out on path press to get a copy of meanings recently but never heard back. Strange.
I am sorry that the office has not responded yet. The book is actually still available.

On page http://www.pathpresspublications.com/en ... 2/Meanings below is said:
Through generous donations it is possible to make this book available for €5,- plus actual shipping costs (incl. Track-&-trace) only!

Belgium: €5 + €8 (postage & packing) = €13,-
Other European countries: €5 + €15 (postage & packing) = €20,-
Rest of the world: €5 + €25 (postage & packing) = €30,-

If you want to receive a copy of Meanings send an e-mail with your name and address to [email protected]. You will receive an invoice with the correct shippings costs (postage & packing) and instructions for payment. After we received your payment we'll send you the book.
I hope that helps
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pathpress wrote: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:22 am
Idappaccayata wrote: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:17 pm I reached out on path press to get a copy of meanings recently but never heard back. Strange.
I am sorry that the office has not responded yet. The book is actually still available.

On page http://www.pathpresspublications.com/en ... 2/Meanings below is said:
Through generous donations it is possible to make this book available for €5,- plus actual shipping costs (incl. Track-&-trace) only!

Belgium: €5 + €8 (postage & packing) = €13,-
Other European countries: €5 + €15 (postage & packing) = €20,-
Rest of the world: €5 + €25 (postage & packing) = €30,-

If you want to receive a copy of Meanings send an e-mail with your name and address to [email protected]. You will receive an invoice with the correct shippings costs (postage & packing) and instructions for payment. After we received your payment we'll send you the book.
I hope that helps
Thank you! I'll send another email. Maybe the last one didn't go through.
A dying man can only rely upon his wisdom, if he developed it. Wisdom is not dependent upon any phenomenon originated upon six senses. It is developed on the basis of the discernment of the same. That’s why when one’s senses start to wither and die, the knowledge of their nature remains unaffected. When there is no wisdom, there will be despair, in the face of death.

- Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero
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pathpress wrote: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:22 am If you want to receive a copy of Meanings send an e-mail with your name and address to [email protected]. You will receive an invoice with the correct shippings costs (postage & packing) and instructions for payment. After we received your payment we'll send you the book.
I hope that helps
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Hi!

I know this thread is from last year, but I recently bought a copy of "Meanings" as well, but I haven't received any answer. I wrote to the indicated address, but there's no response yet.

Does anyone know how to communicate with PPP?

I'd appreciate if anyone could help me with this.

Kind regards!
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bridif1 wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:22 pm Does anyone know how to communicate with PPP?

I'd appreciate if anyone could help me with this.

Kind regards!
I also sent through the general contact email and received no response.

I just sent something direct to one of the committee members. I'll keep you posted.
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bridif1
Hi!

I know this thread is from last year, but I recently bought a copy of "Meanings" as well, but I haven't received any answer. I wrote to the indicated address, but there's no response yet.

Does anyone know how to communicate with PPP?

I'd appreciate if anyone could help me with this.

Kind regards!

It can take a while to arrive. My copy did.
"Because of attachment to doctrines one approaches and refutes,
For those unattached, how can they dispute?
Not because self or no-self are said to be true,
He has only shaken off all harmful views."


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Ceisiwr wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:12 pm It can take a while to arrive. My copy did.
Thanks for your answer!

Just to have some references, how much time did it take?

I live in Chile, in South America, so I think it would take a little longer than what most people have to wait.
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bridif1 wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:11 pm
Ceisiwr wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:12 pm It can take a while to arrive. My copy did.
Thanks for your answer!

Just to have some references, how much time did it take?

I live in Chile, in South America, so I think it would take a little longer than what most people have to wait.
About 4-5 weeks.
"Because of attachment to doctrines one approaches and refutes,
For those unattached, how can they dispute?
Not because self or no-self are said to be true,
He has only shaken off all harmful views."


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Ceisiwr wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:56 pm About 4-5 weeks.
Thanks!

Have a nice day.
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bridif1 wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:50 pm
Ceisiwr wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:56 pm About 4-5 weeks.
Thanks!

Have a nice day.
And you.
"Because of attachment to doctrines one approaches and refutes,
For those unattached, how can they dispute?
Not because self or no-self are said to be true,
He has only shaken off all harmful views."


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bridif1 wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:11 pm
Ceisiwr wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:12 pm It can take a while to arrive. My copy did.
Thanks for your answer!

Just to have some references, how much time did it take?

I live in Chile, in South America, so I think it would take a little longer than what most people have to wait.
¿Practicas con Buddha-dhamma Chile a cargo del Venerable Gyamtso?
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