Looking for Sri Lankan Monastery to practice Brahma-viharas

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Polar Bear
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Looking for Sri Lankan Monastery to practice Brahma-viharas

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Hi Everyone,

I’m wondering if anyone knows of a monastery in Sri Lanka where one can specifically request to do a retreat focusing on developing the Brahma-viharas in the classical way outlined in the Visuddhimagga, or in a way fairly similar to it if not perfectly faithful.

Thanks for your time.

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Re: Looking for Sri Lankan Monastery to practice Brahma-viharas

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Bramavihara practice 'according to Visuddhimagga' would be taught at Sri Lankan monestaries that are aligned with the Pa-Auk Sayadaw. But these are usally taught after the yogi has developed samadhi with other practices. I have heard that the reason for this is that the objects are very subtle and difficult to develop without prior development of samadhi.
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Re: Looking for Sri Lankan Monastery to practice Brahma-viharas

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why a monastery?

just do it
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